Russian veterans ‘ organizations asked the President of Russia Vladimir Putin to postpone the traditional Victory parade on may 9 at a later date due to the spread of coronavirus infection. It is reported by TASS.
“You just need to make difficult, but, we believe, a fair decision on holding of the military parade on a different date, when in accordance with the epidemiological situation, the parade will not be a threat, and a true celebration of peace and security for all its members,” wrote the heads of three veterans ‘ organisations.
According to them, this year, “may 9 to give a guarantee of health security with the parade impossible.”
According to data from the American Johns Hopkins University, on the morning of 15 April the number of cases COVID-19 reached 24 490, 198 died, recovered 1986 man.
6 April, Russian media reported that the parade in Russia because of the quarantine may move on June 24.
As he wrote RBC, the Kremlin is not going to carry the parade or to change its format because of the threat of coronavirus, on 12 March, said the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov.
The Russian authorities were planning a large-scale celebration of the 75th anniversary of the end of world war II. At the celebration were invited the leaders of world States. On 10 March it became known that the President of the United States Donald trump is not coming to Moscow to participate in the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Victory.
World war II ended on 2 September 1945 the surrender of Japan. But in Russia we celebrate the anniversary of the capitulation of Nazi Germany, which is considered the date of may 9, 1945.