Rehearsals for Russia’s annual Victory Day Parade, to mark the end of the Second World War, began in Moscow on Sunday.
Soldiers could be seen marching down the Red Square which has been decorated with signs and installations bearing the date of the planned parade.
The Victory Day Parade is held every year on on May 9 to mark the anniversary of when Nazi Germany unconditionally surrendered in 1945.
The parade has been used by Russian President Vladimir Putin in recent years as a stage to flout Russia’s military prowess.
This year’s parade will be the second since Moscow began its invasion of Ukraine. It will be held just days after Russia alleged that Ukraine launched a drone attack on the Kremlin. Kyiv has denied involvement in the attack.