For their central action in Moscow on May 9, the russians obviously failed to collect at least some adequate amount of weapons. Only armored vehicles, S-400 Triumf SAM systems (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler), 9K720 Iskander mobile short-range ballistic missile systems (NATO reporting name SS-26 Stone), as well as RS-24 Yars mobile strategic missile systems passed through Red Square near Kremlin.
In addition to the Tigr, Z-STS Akhmat (demonstrated in July 2022, the first sample was destroyed in early October) and AMN-590951 Spartak (demonstrated on March 16, 2023), among the armored vehicles there was only the T-34.
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There was no IFV, no other tank, no other tracked vehicle in the parade. This year, even the T-14 "Armata" tanks, which have participated in parades for several years in a row, were not presented at the parade, not to mention the T-90M "Proryv", T-72B3, T-80VBM tanks, BMP-3, BMP -2 IFVs, many of which were destroyed in Ukraine. Ukrainian soldiers, who destroyed hundreds of them, know perfectly well where the entire line of equipment for airborne units, including BMD-4 amphibious infantry fighting vehicles as well as BTR-MD Rakushka amphibious armored personnel carriers went.
Artillery was not presented this year either. Neither towed guns, nor self-propelled artillery installations, nor MLRS ever drove through Red Square. Only two Iskander mobile short-range ballistic missile system launchers followed the armored vehicles.
Means of air defense were also almost not presented - only the S-400 SAM systems passed through Red Square. No other anti-aircraft missile system was selected for the parade.
The parade was finished with the Yars mobile strategic missile systems - three units at once, which made them one of the most massive participants in the parade.
And behind them, the 'parade' Boomerang wheeled combat vehicles, which the Rashists have been trying to put into mass production for years, but have not succeeded so far, drove by with the flags.
It should be noted that the air part of the parade was also canceled. As last year, it was explained by 'bad weather conditions', although in reality the weather was even very favorable for aircraft flights. The main revelation of this year's parade was that only 50 units of military equipment took part in the parade, while it was officially reported that 125 units of equipment were to walk through Red Square this year.
Despite the fact that the parade was broadcast on television, the Russian mass media continue to talk about 'bad weather' and about "more than 100 combat vehicles in the parade units."
After all, why the russian federation did not think to show just the parade of 2020, when 216 units of military equipment were involved, remains in question. The pictures of the 2020 parade would be better for Kremlin because this year's event looked rather strange and modest - there were none of the 'wonders' of the Russian defense industry, and many very important segments of weapons and military equipment were not presented at the parade...
At the same time, the answer to the question of where all the equipment for the sacral weaponry for the Rashists went is quite simple - Ukrainian soldiers helped dispose of most of the Russian 'invincible' samples of weapons.
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