The plan for the parade in honor of May 9 did not change due to the spread of the coronavirus, said Kremlin speaker Dmitry Peskov.
Decisions to change plans to hold the Victory Day parade in Moscow on May 9 due to the threat of the spread of coronavirus were not made. This was April 1 told reporters the press secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov, reports TASS.
According to him, “the situation is being monitored.”
On March 25, Peskov said that the epidemiological situation in countries could affect the holding of the parade, Rossiyskaya Gazeta wrote.
Russian authorities sent invitations to events dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Victory, many foreign leaders and representatives of international organizations. The presidents of France, the Czech Republic, Serbia, Bulgaria and several post-Soviet countries, as well as the UN Secretary General Antoniu Guterres, confirmed their participation.
World War II ended on September 2, 1945 with the surrender of Japan. But Russia marks the anniversary of the surrender of Nazi Germany, the date of which is considered May 9, 1945.
As of noon on April 1, in Russia there were 2777 cases of coronavirus infection COVID-19 (440 in the last 24 hours), 24 people died, it says on the portal “Stopkoronavirus.rf”.