The postponement of the Victory Parade from May 9 is not out of the question in the Kremlin
The triumphant parade in honor of the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War will take place in any case, May 9 or later, said the spokesman of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov.
According to Interfax, on the eve of the Big Game program on Channel 1, Dmitry Peskov said that so far no decisions had been made to postpone the festivities, Victory Parade or transfer the Immortal Regiment.
According to him, taking into account the development of the epidemiological situation in the country, such decisions will be made later.
"But I can say one thing: no one should have doubts that the Victory Day parade and the celebration of Victory Day will be necessary - I don’t know whether it will be May 9 or later - but it will be necessary," the Russians assured Peskov.
Meanwhile, as Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova said today in an interview with the Moscow. Kremlin. Putin program on Rossiya-1 TV channel, Russia will not have time to completely get out of the restrictive measures for coronavirus by Victory Day, TASS reports .
As Golikova said, a complete exit of Russia from isolation and other restrictive measures is possible only in the summer if the Russians comply with all the recommendations and established rules of the social distance and self-isolation regime.
The organizing committee for the preparation for the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Victory earlier requested the government not to invite people over 65 years old, including veterans of the Great Patriotic War, to the parade. Coronavirus-induced diseases are the most dangerous for older people, and war veterans are over 93 years old.
At the same time, preparations for the Victory Day parade continue, the Ministry of Defense has reported more than once. On April 1, the crews of 30 T-34 tanks at the Alabino training ground near Moscow began training. The passage of the legendary T-34 traditionally opens the passage of military equipment on Red Square at parades in honor of Victory in the Great Patriotic War. In total, 50 tanks will take part in the parade.
T-90M tanks at the upcoming Victory Day parade on May 9 will be shown for the first time. In addition, the legendary T-34-85, modernized T-72B3, T-80BVM and T-14 Armata will be held along Red Square. At the same time, as previously reported, the coronavirus is not threatened with the crews of Russian tanks T-72B3M and T-90M. At Uralvagonzavod, where the tanks are made, it was previously explained that all Russian armored vehicles have a protection system against any weapons of mass destruction - radiation, toxic substances, bacteria, spores and viruses.
There, on the training ground in Alabino, where a copy of Red Square was recreated, rehearsals for marching on foot military columns are held.
According to the latest data in Russia, there are 15,770 people infected with coronavirus in 82 regions, 130 people have died.