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Photo by E. Samarin. Press Service of the Mayor and the Moscow Government

On November 7, Muscovites will be able to watch a military reenactment of the battles for Moscow, visit an open-air museum of installations and see an exhibition of photographs of Moscow during the war years.

79 years ago, a military parade was held on Red Square in the midst of the battles for Moscow, which became a symbol of the courage and courage of the Soviet people. This year, the events dedicated to the anniversary of this event will be held in an updated format: most of them will be held in the Patriot Park, and an open-air museum will open on Red Square.

On November 7, at 11:00, a military-historical reconstruction of the battles for Moscow is planned at the “Memory Road” museum complex near the main temple of the Russian Armed Forces in the Patriot Park. To recreate the Soviet counteroffensive in detail, historical armored vehicles, light tanks T-26, T-60, legendary T-34 and Katyusha installations will be used in the reconstruction.

The main events in the reconstruction will be the defense of Moscow in the fall of 1941 and the heroic work of Metrostroy employees to build defensive structures on the outskirts of the capital. The participation of divisions of the people’s militia and extermination battalions formed from residents of Moscow and the Moscow region will be recreated in detail. In addition, the legendary Katyushas will fire salvo shots. The reconstruction will be opened by Hero of Russia Vyacheslav Sivko.

You can also feel the atmosphere of military Moscow in the open-air museum of installations, which will be open on Manezhnaya and Red Squares from November 7 to 8. The voluminous installations will recreate pictures from the life of the city, the mobilization and work of Muscovites for the defense of the capital, as well as military operations near Moscow. Military equipment will be involved: armored vehicles FAI-M, BA-10 and BA-64, combat vehicle BM-13, anti-tank guns 45 mm, ZIS-2, ZIS-3, tanks T-60, T-70, T-34 , self-propelled gun SU-100. A total of 38 exhibits will be shown.

Unique footage of newsreels dedicated to the life of Moscow during the war years was presented at a photo exhibition opened on the Arbat. On 32 canvases, you can see the passage of military equipment and pedestrian crews on Red Square in November 1941, taking the oath at the walls of the Kremlin and building barriers, working at defense enterprises and installing anti-tank hedgehogs. The exposition will run until November 30, 2020.

All events will be held in compliance with epidemiological safety measures. If necessary, visitors will be provided with masks and gloves.

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