Officially, the authorities of the Russian Federation will announce the postponement of the celebration of Victory Day on April 16, RBC sources said.
The Kremlin decided not to hold the May 9 Victory Day parade. This was reported on April 15 by RBC with reference to sources close to the presidential administration and the Russian Ministry of Defense.
According to one of the interlocutors, the transfer can be announced on April 16 at a meeting of the Security Council.
Perhaps a special announcement will be made by Russian President Vladimir Putin, said two sources close to the Kremlin RBC.
The leaders of three veteran organizations on April 15 suggested that Putin postpone the military parade on Red Square from May 9 to another date in connection with the spread of coronavirus infection.
The Russian authorities planned a large-scale celebration of the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. Leaders of leading world states were invited to the celebrations. In March The Kremlin did not intend to reschedule the parade or change its format because of the threat of the coronavirus.
April 6, Russian media reported that the parade in Russia due to quarantine may be postponed until June 24.
According to the operational headquarters of the fight against coronavirus, on April 15, 24,490 people were infected in the Russian Federation, 198 died.