in Moscow on Red Square was the first for 18 years, the victory parade with the participation of military equipment. In the parade was attended by 111 pieces of equipment, 32 aircraft and helicopters, and 8 thousand troops. The parade has been the Acting Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov. Commanded the parade commander of the troops MVO Army General Vladimir Bakin. The last parade with the participation of military equipment was held in 1990 on 7 November.
According to the decision of Russian President Vladimir Putin, with 9 May, 2008 resumed participation of military equipment to the Victory Parade in Red Square.
all tracked equipment, participating in the parade has a special blankets for caterpillars, which should prevent serious damage to the road surface. In the parade was attended by the T-90 tanks, combat vehicles landing BMD-4 BTR-80 armored personnel carriers, infantry fighting vehicles BMP-3 combat vehicles "Tor", self-propelled artillery guns "Sprut", self-propelled howitzers "Msta-S, anti-aircraft complexes "Tunguska", "Book" and the C-300 "Favorite", multiple-launch rocket systems "Smerch", self-installation operational and tactical missile Iskander-M launchers and mobile ground missile complex Topol "cars" UAZ " and GAS-Tiger. " In the air were involved 3 MI-8 helicopter, military transport aircraft An-124 Ruslan, the Su-27 fighters, strategic bombers Tu-160, MiG-31 fighters and MiG-29, IL-78 and Tu-95MS, supersonic bomber Tu-22M3, Su-25 attack plane, flying over Moscow "Russian Knights" and "Strizhi.
Kulminatsionnaya part of celebrations in Moscow in honor of the Victory Day over Nazi invaders ended prazdnechnym salute.
At 10 pm progremeli 30 bursts of artillery shells salyutnyh - the most striking sight to watch Muscovites and guests of Moscow and the audience at Poklonnaya Hill and Vorobiovy mountains.