Earlier Vladimir Putin has declared the date of the event at a meeting with defence Minister Sergei Shoigu. He ordered to start preparations to minimize risk for the participants.

Make the decision has allowed the stabilization of coronavirus, said the Chairman of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin.

the head of the lower chamber recalled that the date is directly tied to the 75-anniversary of the Victory in the great Patriotic war – this day was a Parade on red Square in 1945.

President Vladimir Putin said earlier that we will hold a Victory Parade, and he, as always, kept, – said Volodin, who was quoted by the press service of the state Duma.

He reminded that the decision to move was made to protect people in a pandemic coronavirus. “Today the situation stabiliziruemost”, and this was the factor that allowed us to set a date of June 24, said the speaker.

– the Day of Victory for us – the most important holiday, thanks to the great Victory we live today, – said the Chairman of the state Duma. – It is important for us to preserve the memory of those who gave their lives gave us the opportunity to create a family, raise children and plan for the future.

the Chairman of the Duma Committee on defense, Colonel-General Viktor Zavarzin in the comments RG is also noted that the President “keeps his word”.

“as for choosing the date, 24 June – a sacred day for the entire post-Soviet space and first of all for Russia”, – said the MP.

He shared the assessment that “coronavirus by this time more or less calm down, and security will be ensured.”

Deputy Chairman of the Committee on culture, Soviet and Russian actress Elena Drapeko has told “RG” that she is very pleased with the decision. “The date chosen is remarkable, it is associated with the legendary Victory Parade when our winners throwing flags of Nazi Germany to the Lenin mausoleum, the MP reminded. We hope that this time will end all our miseries associated with coronavirus and we will be able to take to the streets with uncovered faces and waving open arms”.

Drapeko also said that her faction “Fair Russia” previously offered this date – 24 June (this offer was made by the leader “spravorossov” Sergey Mironov).