As for the walking part of the parade, she generally liked it. With rare exceptions, they walked clearly, as if no one had gone astray, or it did not get into the frame. And then at one of the past parades, one of the servicemen, it seems, the Emergencies Ministry knocked off the pavement, and the directors of the broadcast with stubbornness worthy of better use, showed just this part of the front box. That's why, I ask? However, this time too, to blame the broadcast operators for good reason. They were too enthusiastic about the plans, which show how uneven the pavement is near the main power square - it’s quite difficult to march along it, it’s all a bit wavy, and if you show boxes with front-operators so much loved by operators, you can see these very waves "and it seems like they are going badly. And it is not. More next time, show the "boxes" on the side, from the stands or somewhere else, so they look perfect. Well, the excessive enthusiasm for the broadest possibilities of modern television, such as cameras in paving stones and other very large plans, also strained a little.
The new version of the parade uniform, strongly reminiscent of both the Stalinist 1943 uniform of the year and the uniform of the officers of the Russian Imperial Army, despite the “analogies” of the Wehrmacht, which some people have seen almost with the Wehrmacht, has taken root and looks good and does not cause controversy. Especially against the background of camouflage uniforms of the servicemen of the National Guard (Rosguards), which looked, to be honest, somewhat alien on this celebration of life, was strongly out of the general flow. Also, soldiers and officers with a characteristic southern, or even Mediterranean, tan were very well visible in the general flow of military personnel. Where they got it - and so it is clear, not in the solarium. And they were in almost all the compounds presented.
But in the mechanized column this time there were enough new products, despite the "non-anniversary". Moreover, the organizers of the parade this time acted on the principle of “giving the country small coal, but a lot,” that is, the groups of each type of military equipment were small and often consisted of 2-3 modifications, but there were many different types of equipment as well. But the “boxes” of armor looked worse, of course. And still, not everyone fell into the convoy of those who should have been there. The T-14 Armata tank (vol.148) - there was, was the T-72B3 UBH tank - “with improved combat characteristics” - this is the official name of the 2016 version with the 1130-horsepower V-92S2F engine, lattice screens and DZ "Relic" on the sides and elements of the same DZ in the old modules from DZ "Contact-5" on the VLD of the hull and forehead and roof of the tower and other improvements of the original T-72B3. But the heavy BMP (TBMP) T-15 Armata (aka Barberry) was again absent. But not because something happened to them and they were abandoned - the machines pass the tests successfully, Tanks closer to their completion, TBMP a little further, in addition, two new combat modules with enhanced weapons were created for them, in particular with 57mm high and medium ballistic guns - Baikal (Dagger) and Epoch. Which of the modules will “register” on the platform, tests will show. But the first three battalion sets T-14 and T-15 have already been ordered for one of the regiments of the 2nd Guards Taman Motorized Rifle Division.
But in the tank "box" there were, probably, the main novelties of the ground part of the parade - tank support combat vehicles, BMPT, it is "Frame-99", vol. 199 (also often called a BMOP fire support fighting vehicle), announced at the parade under the advertising name "Terminator". Already in serial configuration - with enhanced protection of the sides, the roof, armoring of containers with the ATAKA-T ATGM and 30mm guns, new engines and undercarriage elements. Even before the series presented in the parade in the 12 units was released, one of the experienced vehicles traveled to Syria for a short time - it is not known whether she took part in active hostilities, but she set a tick in the now fashionable “Syrian experience” column. Well, this is a joke, and the combat experience, which is very important, is very important, even at least the operating experience on such a complex theater as the Syrian one.
However, the big question is, why does the RF Armed Forces need a BMPT in its current configuration? Yes, she has excellent protection, good OMS, but all this, and much better, is implemented on T-15, which also carries the infantry, and the specialized "armored gunner" based on the Armata platform will turn out even better, and with 57mm guns instead of 30mm - unless, of course, the Ministry of Defense decides that such a specialized machine is needed. But if the adoption of the Terminator has the support of its own exports, as many believe, then why not? There is a small lot of such machines in Syria where there is work, and not only there, but if you manage to sell them in a decent amount to some Algeria, then that's fine. And the experience of operating the machine itself is priceless.
The infantry equipment is represented by the new medium-tracked infantry fighting vehicles B-11 Kurganets (for some reason, the speakers called “heavy”, although they are not even in the maximum protective body kit), and the wheeled BMP K-17 Boomerang, as well as the BMP-3 BMP and BTR-82A - there was nothing new. Although it would be quite possible to set up the BMP-3М with the Sodem thermal imaging multichannel sight, they are already in parts, but the public is unlikely to notice this difference. The paratroopers drove to the BMD-4M "Gardener" and the BTR-MDM "Shell" - the number of these vehicles among the troops has already exceeded two hundred in total. Anti-tank missile systems "Cornet-D1" are presented, it seems, already in close to the serial configuration, judging by the number of details of their appearance. The missile forces and artillery are represented by the Coalition-SV and the MNTAX MNS (Dilemma-2 OCS), the Smerch MLRS and, of course, the Iskander-M complex. A number of samples, which previously participated as experienced, are now completely serial, and even have visited Syria, such as, for example, the "Tiger-M" with the combat module "Crossbow". But they also visited Syria and the Parade's new items, such as the Typhoon K-35 2x19 mini-armored car (“Typhoon”, its version is also called “Typhoon Airborne”).
The recent main (not counting the EW) heroes of the successful repelling of the strike with cruise missiles on Syria - the combat vehicles of the Buk-М2 and Pantsir-С2 systems also once again traveled, along with the new Tor-М2 (before or earlier "Tor-MXNUMU", or the arctic version of "Tor-M2"). However, on the night after the parade, they again found a lot of work in Syria, and, as they have previously reported, they did quite well with it.
For some reason, the new Buk-М3, already supplied to the military air defense, was not shown again - they promise in a year. This time, the arctic parts, in addition to the articulated "Thors", are also represented by an unarmored TTM-1901-40 snowmobile, albeit in the back of the car. The robotic complexes Uran-9 (combat) and Uran-6 (sapper) also drove through the bodies. It can be seen, “Uranus-9” was afraid to trust, and “Uranus-6” is just slow, it will be difficult for him to keep speed on the pavement. UAV "Corsair" of the aircraft type and "Katran" - helicopter, also rode by truck. Probably, they also do not trust the span over Red Square, given the multiple superiority in the number of accidents per hour in raids of UAVs compared to manned vehicles.
Many objected to the participation in the parade of the AM-1 ATVs and quad and UAZ Patriot pickups. They say that it is not impressive for the army of a military superpower, but we are not Balts and not Danes. But, I must say, the use of "quadrics" for the standard group did not look crazy, although it was original. They showed the technique used, including in Syria, in this way - and well. A "Patriots" filled the space around the PGRK type "Yars-S", so that also did not look alien. The main thing is not to get involved in this "relief" in the subsequent parades. In parts, such a technique will not receive much distribution.
But how good the mechanized column itself is, just as badly shown by the "TV masters". Sharply increased possibilities of television, which is capable of sticking cameras anywhere - on paving stones, on different drones with cameras, on the tank tower, on the front of the hull, on the head of the vehicle commander, on the fender, on the hull, or at least on the supporting roller, abruptly turned heads to broadcast directors. And they run up their eyes from the abundance of cameras, a picture of which can be broadcast. They switch views from the top, from somewhere from the Red Square, from the entrances, from the exits, from the cameras on the car, and from somewhere else. And these close-ups, including the military personnel themselves, are certainly good, but in moderation! The incessant clicking of the switching buttons reminds a person who is sitting at the TV and mindlessly clicking channels, trying to find at least something interesting. It is not the first year that the display of the latest technology spoils these unknown heroes - the guys with the remote control in front of the screen. Or inspire them that moderation is the sister of talent, or select the remote control from the TV. Of course, from the epic failure with the broadcast of the passage of technology at the landmark parade 2015g. the current parade is still far away, but nevertheless, the impression is painful.
С aviation part of it all turned out more or less, although there they didn’t manage to show some types of equipment normally, they got confused. But in general, the main “hits” of the air units showed: a pair of Su-57, and a pair of MiG-31K with GZUR / GZPKR “Dagger”.
As for the parade ground at the end and the drummers' performances, it seems to the author that they themselves belong at the Spasskaya Tower festival, but not at the Victory Parade. It's great, beautiful, but it's not serious. Although some, on the contrary, very much.
Two words about the episode that flashed at the end of the broadcast with the veteran and Putin’s personal guard. The guards acted in their own right, they had no idea what kind of grandfather it was, and they had their own rules and tasks, and they acted correctly, and Vladimir Vladimirovich acted in his own right, inviting the veteran with him. It turned out well. But with admission to the stands for those who were able to get an invitation, it came out quite peculiar. The invited people at first could not get into the pass office to get from there to the stands - someone blocked access to them, putting a cordon in the wrong place. But quickly figured out.
But all these little things are actually compared to the social unity that has been observed in recent years on this day. It is expressed in millions of people on the "Immortal Regiment", and in the general mood of people on the streets from the morning parade to the evening salute and after it. It is precisely the unifying feeling that they are trying to take away from us the sad flocks of any storytellers that “it was not a victory, but a defeat”, “it is a day of sorrow and repentance”, “filled up with corpses” and so on and so forth. AT stories by no means every nation has such “points of universal unification” or points in which the people perceive themselves to be one. We had a lot of these. But the Great Patriotic War is the closest to us on the time scale. Especially if you talk about "nas" not only as about the people of Russia, but also about the entire former USSR
They don’t drag us to their camp, who “grieves for their defeat”, but they can try with our children and grandchildren. Our task is to educate them correctly, with immunity to any such mental contagion. Because the education of future winners (and wars, unfortunately, will be enough for any generation) is one of the most important tasks for us. But it will not be like in the territory of neighboring North Somalia, populated by non-brothers, where they did not cope with this task, and they did not try. Where the slogan "Fascism will not pass!" One of the leading channels now called "anti-Ukrainian." Well, in general, considering where the apologists of the Ukrainians came from and how their grandfathers "fought with Hitler" (some even fought Hitler in the Nachtigall ranks from the first day), and what ideas they infused into unstable brains, this channel was not mistaken ...