Final Preparations Underway for 70th Anniversary Great Patriotic War Victory Parade

The last military train loaded with military equipment that will be used in an upcoming military parade dedicated to the 70th anniversary of victory in the Great Patriotic War arrived in Astana from Almaty on March 28, according to a the press service of the Ministry of Defence of Kazakhstan.

The Central Military Orchestra of the Ministry of Defence welcomed the troop train. In order to accommodate the arrival and unloading of the equipment along a 2.2-kilometre stretch of railroad of military unit No. 68665 near the Sorokovaya train station, a special ferry – bridge was constructed. This measure allowed three trains to be unloaded per day instead of two.

Moreover, the unloading process was accelerated with the use of locally produced multi-purpose fasteners. These devices allow quick securing and unfastening of military equipment on the platform.

The May 7 parade will include servicemen and cadets from different military schools. Before the event, they will be accommodated in a special tent camp located near Astana. According to the plan, 500 railcars with military equipment and about 900 soldiers from different regions of the country, who will be specially trained for the event, will participate in the celebratory parade

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