Russia holds dress rehearsal for Victory Day parade

MOSCOW (AP) – Russia held a dress rehearsal on Saturday for the military parade to commemorate Victory Day on May 9, when the country marks Nazi Germany’s defeat during World War II.

Victory Day, which falls on Monday this year, will not just pay tribute to a conflict that ended 77 years ago. Many Russians will think of the thousands of troops in neighboring Ukraine. Signs of support for the military have increased across the country since Feb. 24, with the letter “Z” appearing on billboards and signs in the streets and subways, and on television and social media.

On Saturday, an intercontinental ballistic missile from the RS-24 Yars rolled through Red Square as part of rehearsal in Moscow, with fighter planes and helicopters flying overhead, troops marching in formation and self-propelled artillery vehicles thundering past.

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