09.05.10 11:08

Turkmenistan's military men participate in Victory Parade in Red Square

Soldiers of the Honor Guard of Turkmenistan took part in the military parade in the Red Square in Moscow dedicated to the 65th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War. Their commander, Pygy Bayrammuradov, rode Akhal-Teke horse Gyrat on the Kremlin's pavement. The horse was delivered from Ashgabat to participate in festivities.

11-year-old stallion Gyrat is one of the horses trained for parades. The horse has been constantly engaged in military parades in Turkmenistan. For ten days preceding the parade, Gyrat participated in rehearsals in the Red Square. It is known that the horse is a direct descendant of Akhal-Teke horse Arab, on whose back the Soviet Union Marshal, Georgy Zhukov, reviewed the Victory Parade in 1945.

A total of 10,5 thousand Russian military men and some 1,000 military men from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, UK, USA, France and Poland participated in the parade. The event involved 161 pieces of military equipment, as well as 127 aircrafts and helicopters.

The jubilee celebrations in Moscow brought together some 25 current and former heads of state, including President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, as well as more than 200 war veterans from 24 states. Following the parade, the foreign guests laid wreaths of flowers at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Alexander Garden, took part in the ceremony of taking pictures at the Cathedral Square of the Kremlin, and then attended a reception in the Grand Kremlin Palace given on behalf of the President of Russia on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of Victory.

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