Nearly five thousand soldiers marched on Moscow's Red Square on Tuesday to commemorate the 76th anniversary of the renowned 1941 parade of the Great Patriotic War. Footage shows participants wearing the original uniforms of soldiers, carrying banners, and marching in the formation of the famous units that took part in the 1941 parade. On November 7, 1941, under the leadership of the General... Еще Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Joseph Stalin, a military parade to commemorate the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 was staged on Red Square. The parade was kept secret until the last moment, given that the Nazi Germany's forces were just a few kilometers from the Russian capital. After passing the Kremlin, the troops marched to the frontlines of the war where they engaged the Wehrmacht in a series of battles, including an offensive in Aleksino that resulted in a Soviet victory and heavy losses for the invading power.