Russian President Vladimir Putin said that next month the country will hold the annual military parade devoted to the Victory Day.
According to official data, the rate of infection in Russia has started to slow, although the country still has the third highest number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus after the United States and Brazil.
On Tuesday, may 26, Putin said that the outbreak of the coronavirus in the country has stabilized. On the same day, when it was registered a record number of victims of the virus. A day in Russia has killed 174 people is lower than in other countries with similar level of incidence.
Putin, conversing with senior officials during a conference call, ordered the defense Minister Sergei Shoigu to prepare for a military parade next month, which is usually collected over 10 000 soldiers from all over Russia. The event is visited by foreign delegations and veterans.
“I order you to begin preparations for a military parade in honor of the 75 th anniversary of Victory Day in the capital, Moscow, and other cities,” Putin said, adding that the situation “in the country in General, in most regions, and in the armed forces a stable“.
He noted that the new date coincides with “the legendary, historic” Victory parade of 1945. Putin also said he hoped that the country will hold a March “Immortal regiment” in late July.