How was the anniversary of the Victory Parade
• How was the anniversary of the Victory Parade
begins the Victory Parade at 4 am near the checkpoint in the Khodynka field. Here come the journalists who will cover the parade of military hardware directly. Drive up to the place of assembly is not easy, the surrounding streets are already blocked.
Soon we take people from the press service of the Ministry of Defense. For every journalist attached own car. One simply mounts the camera "Goupro" on armor, some disguised in military uniforms and goes directly to the armor with the crew. It is necessary to change, if you stick your neck out.
They looked at me and decided that with my hair, even in the form of a low profile is not necessary. Therefore, for me secured "Typhoon" based on "Ural". There's a cabin three places, they put me in the middle, so not much to be seen.
The soldiers took their places.
have all the equipment rubber pads on the tracks. Almost all. Judging by the traces on the asphalt, a few cars were without rubbers.
The tanks were given flags.
At 5 am all the equipment of the plant. Khodynka immersed in the mist from the exhaust gases. No wind at all, and sometimes hard to breathe.
Main Battle Tank T-90A.
technique perfectly clean. According to the body go to shoe covers or socks!
before leaving Wheels paint.
Clean grease stains and fingerprints with frosted body.
Installing the camera.
At 5:10 everyone is asked to take a seat in the car. Shoot normally does not work.
Long wound up sitting in the car, waiting for the command to emigrate. With the first field leaves backup appliances. It would not take part in the parade. More precisely, it will happen if something goes wrong. Today, fortunately, there were no pads, and back-up equipment is not needed. Following the backup equipment on tractors take away the old T-34 tanks. They only do not go their way. Cherish oldies). At 6 am comes our turn, and we get under way with the Khodynka field.
On one street. Six in the morning - the best time to see the technique. For the future, I suggest you come by this time to Khodynskoe field. No people, nice soft light of dawn, all the equipment at a glance.
Take pictures through the thick armored glass is difficult, but possible.
Let's go slowly, stopping from time to time. The closer to the center, the more people standing along the roadsides. People waving, shouting something, but can not hear anything through the armored glass. The driver and co-driver were unruffled in my car. During the entire trip did not utter a word. It may be thought that I was a spy?
Belorussky Railway Station - the last point where you can look at the technique. Then everything is cleansed.
Soon we arrive at the Tverskaya and line up before the start of the parade. Engines jammed crews leave their cars and go to be instructed.
cordoned off Tverskaya, unauthorized entry is strictly prohibited. I asked permission to take pictures of the technique, I was allowed to.
Then start the adventure. At first I was caught three times by police. "Whoa, documents you how I got here, as well, quickly went out of here!" Every time a long time to explain how you got here, you call different people. The problem is that without the highest authorities notified nobody dares to give the nod. Private police calls to his boss, who all seemed to be aware and do not mind, but must inform his superior. And so until it reaches some colonel who is responsible for the safety of the event. Three times I was detained three times after the showdown released since all was well with the documents.
Then begins the long wait for the start of the parade. During this time, the soldiers again cleans equipment, rub to a shine his shoes, corrected form.
Before the parade on the technique should not be a speck of dust!
Wheels wash! APCs were many, they were used during the parade as command car.
Opened hits, of course, legendary tank T-34. By the way, this tank protects not only the Soviet Union, but also Russia: he was officially withdrawn from service in 1993 alone. T-34 is still in service with some countries, such as North Korea and Cuba.
This is followed by - guns SU-100. They were used during World War II for the destruction of the German heavy tanks - "Tiger" and "Panther".
Armored "Typhoon-U" and "Typhoon-K" (based on "Ural" and KamAZ, respectively), in contrast to the BMP and BTR, not intended for combat operations. Their main function - fast delivery of fighters and supplies to the front lines or evacuation. Armor is needed in order to protect personnel from shelling, mines and roadside bombs.
All-weather tactical air defense missile system "Tor M2U" and anti-aircraft missile complex of medium-range "Buk-M2". SAM "Tor-M2U" can hold more than 40 goals, to identify the most dangerous of them and release the rocket from the four objectives. It is designed to protect military and civilian objects from the attacks of aircraft, helicopters, missiles and bombs of various types. In the near future it is planned to establish its naval version for the Russian Navy.
The notorious "Beech"
anti-aircraft missile system of large and medium-range "Triumph", aka C-400.
"Yars" should gradually be replaced in the future, "Topol-M" and form the basis of Russia's nuclear forces. "Yars" is famous, above all, multiple reentry warhead with warheads of individual guidance. This missile, in theory, should overcome the missile defense system.
Self-propelled howitzer "MSTA-C."
ACS "Coalition-SV". Shells fly out of the gun control system at the detonation of a secret agent, explosive properties which far exceed the RDX. The other day howitzer set a record for the firing range among this type of ACS, hit a target at a distance of 70 km. "Coalition" The system can pick and choose the desired type of ammunition.
Of course, the tank "Armata", about which so much talk in recent days.
The tank "Armata", and equipment based on the eponymous platform is different, first of all, an uninhabited tower and special armored capsule for the crew. This has allowed to isolate the tank from the ammunition and fuel that could save their lives. Armor plates welded to the tower at different angles, making it difficult to detect. More "Armata" is able to warn the crew of a possible breakdown as spaceships in Hollywood blockbusters.
An hour before the start of the parade, I decided to just in case harmonize their presence at the parade with the FSO. In principle, they agreed on all long before the parade, but to avoid problems decided to confirm that all is well. Rang, confirmed, said that the problems will be.
Before the parade was still half an hour, and I decided to throw off the photos on a laptop in order to free memory card. I sat on a bench on Tverskaya, sitting behind a bush and rewrite recording. Suddenly I saw the crowd running up to my car out of the 10 men in gray suits and start something to ask the driver. The driver, after a brief conversation shows his hand on a bush behind which I sat. I knew at once that came for me. Further these 10 people come up to me, surround (the impression that I was going to run away) and begin to fill with questions: who, where, why, why ... It is evident that people are very nervous.
I explain what it is, they are a little calm and call "boss." Bosses either not available, or can not answer at once, if I have a permission. And the men in gray suits decide from harm's way to lead me to the Red Square!
Photo author - Vitaliy Bocharov
Of course, I do not mind to see the parade from the Red Square, but it was not in my plans. Excerpts from the conversations I realized that I have something secret withdrew. What is it can not be removed, of course, they did not say. I worried that I was shooting in the art, although I shot just outside. They asked not to touch the camera and there is nothing to remove. Ask to see instagram and twitter. But there was no secret personnel. What a strange situation.
Then began the calls superiors and find out what to do with me. On the way to the Red Square, it became clear that I have no special permits, so we stayed at the Manege, at the place where the technique with leaves on Tverskaya Square. It soon became clear that I was not a spy and all the permit I have, so that people in gray suits relaxed and was even allowed to continue shooting, but the car was not released. We are waiting for any new agreement. "Now, all is well, the bosses give the nod - and you will go!"
Parade started, and we all stood at the Manege. Men in gray suits asked me about a trip to Afghanistan, Somalia, and asked if I was not in the Donetsk and Lugansk. An active interest in what is a blog and how much you can earn on it. We chatted quite nice, although I did not leave the idea that a man in a gray suit and should be the soul, so that you chatted with him cute. Soon the radio team went machinery plant. I will not have time. We watched the parade with my new friends in gray suits. It was close, noisy and beautiful. At the end flew planes.
I lifted my head up, took a few photos of aircraft, looked around, and men in gray suits disappeared. I never did find out whether there are any more questions for me.
In principle, I do not even upset. In Red Square of the car I would still not removed anything, but did not have to be dragged back to the Ice Palace, and from there to go back to the center.
And another plus. Men in gray suits have copied the address of my blog, and I now have 10 new readers! All the holiday!