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Putin has postponed the Victory Parade
Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting with permanent members of the Security Council said that the Victory Parade and preparations for it are being rescheduled throughout the country. The reason for this decision is the risks associated with the coronavirus epidemic.
Putin noted that less than a month is left before Victory Day, and the peak of the coronavirus in Russia has not been passed, the risks are very high, so preparations for the parade and other public events will be postponed to a later date. The exact date has not been determined, everything will depend on the epidemiological situation.
The President instructed the Minister of Defense, the heads of law enforcement agencies, and authorities at all levels to change the schedule and postpone preparations for the parade, to postpone all public events scheduled for Victory Day. According to the president, the very date of May 9 cannot be postponed, the holiday will be celebrated in families, to honor veterans, to remember heroes. After the decline in incidence, Putin promised to hold all the festive events dedicated to Victory Day, including the Immortal Regiment rally.
This week, three organizations uniting war veterans asked the president move the Victory Parade at a later date. Earlier it was reported on the options for holding a parade without spectators and its transfer to the beginning of September.