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Soldiers of Kazakhstan, Russia leave for Beijing for military parade

(Source: China Military Online)   2015-08-17

Members of guard of honor of Kazakhstan. They leave for Beijing for the military parade of the 70th anniversary of victory of Chinese People's War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression on August 17, 2015. (File Photo)

  BEIJING, August 17 (ChinaMil) --The guard of honor of the three services of Kazakhstan's armed forces embarked on a trip to Beijing on August 17, 2015 to participate in the joint training for China's V-Day military parade on September 3, according to the Kazinform International News Agency.

  It is learnt that members of the guard of honor of Kazakhstan had the last dress rehearsal in the capital Astana on August 15, 2015, the Agency said. The Kazakhstan's guard of honor consists of over 100 service members.

  The guard of honor of Kazakhstan's armed forces was established in 2002. It has visited and participated in many large-scale international military parades and other activities. Kazakhstan's President, Nursultan Nazarbayev, will also visit China and attend the parade, according to the Kazinform.

  Meanwhile, Russian soldiers will arrive in Beijing soon to participate in China's military parade.

  The RIA Novosti news agency reported by quoting sources from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia on August 14 that 85 military members from Russia’s 154th Preobrazhensky Independent Commandant's Regiment will arrive in Beijing on the morning of August 18.They will stay at a military region in Changping District of Beijing and join the rehearsal immediately after their arrival.

  According to the Russian Defense Ministry’s website, the 154th Preobrazhensky Independent Commandant's Regiment was formed in 1979. The guard of honor of this regiment has participated in the previous military parades in Moscow.

  As the September 3 military parade approaches, China’s preparation caused foreign media attention.

  The Reuters said thunderous noise of gun salute by the PLA Armed Police can be heard from the training area in Beijing’s Changping District. The Japan's Yomiuri Shimbun reported that construction around Tian’anmen Square is speeding up and everything will be ready by end of this month.

Editor:Zhang Tao
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