The rehearsal of the Victory Parade in St. Petersburg was moved to late in the evening

Commander of the Western military district (ZVO) Andrey Kartapolov decided to postpone the rehearsal of the Victory Parade in St. Petersburg, not to limit traffic in the city during the evening rush hour. About it reports a press-service of the WMD.

By order of the commander, are scheduled for 3 and 5 may exercise parade and military equipment on Palace square is moved from 17:00 to 22:00.

The press service said that in the parade will participate more than four thousand servicemen, about 100 units of military equipment, including 40 aircraft and helicopters ZVO.

First rehearsal of Victory Parade held on April 27 and was accompanied by many kilometers of traffic jams in St. Petersburg and in Moscow. The Service “Yandex.Stoppers” estimated congestion in the two capitals in 8 and 9 points, respectively. As a result of evening rush hour continued for several hours longer than usual.

In Moscow the decision to postpone rehearsals at a later time has not been taken yet. The next training is scheduled for may 3, she will start at 17:00.

The Victory parade will be held in Moscow on May 9 on red square. In 2017, the first time will participate the military police and will be shown military equipment in Arctic weather conditions.