Thousands of soldiers marched on Moscow's Red Square on Wednesday to commemorate the 77th anniversary of the renowned 1941 procession, which took place in the Russian capital in the midst of World War II, also known as the Great Patriotic War in Russia. Footage shows participants wearing the original uniforms of soldiers, carrying banners, and marching in the formation of the famous units that... Еще took part in the 1941 parade. The Solemn March on Red Square included a wide range of historic military equipment and units, with Katyusha rocket launchers, T-34 tanks and artillery guns on display. Veterans of the Great Patriotic War were congratulated during the ceremony. On November 7, 1941, under the leadership of the General 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 Nazis were just a few kilometres 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 occupying power.