the Veterans will receive commemorative event, and the military is preparing for possible adjustments in the composition of the participants.

the parade of Victory on June 24 will be safe. This “Izvestia” said the experts following the meeting of President Vladimir Putin with defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, during which the Russian leader and instructed to begin preparations for the celebrations. Some details of the process with the “News” shared by the interlocutors in the military. In particular, we are considering the possible replacement of “non-resident” calculations, and, if necessary, will be replaced by soldiers of the Western military district and the Moscow garrison. On Tuesday the President told the Russians about another important date — the action “Immortal regiment” is to be held on July 26.

the date of the Victory parade, which was postponed indefinitely due of the spread of coronavirus, in recent times remained one of the main intrigue for most Russians. And only the relative improvement of the epidemiological situation in the country has allowed Vladimir Putin to dot the i. In a videoconference the President has ordered Sergei Shoigu to start the preparations for the military parade on June 24.

is ordering you to provide the most stringent safety requirements for the preparation and conduct of the parade. Risks for all participants should be kept to a minimum, and the best — possible — said the Supreme commander.

the Army will not be difficult to complete the task, said a member of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security Frants Klintsevich. He told “Izvestia” that Russian armed forces are now a stable environment, which allows you to start training. Sergei Shoigu during a conversation with Vladimir Putin confirmed that the peak incidence in the armed forces passed in the second half of April. According to him, during the period from the beginning of March in the army revealed 5,5 thousand servicemen from COVID-19. Thus cured and discharged more than 3,5 thousand people.

the Federation Council also hope that the 24 of June in Russia will be able to bring the heads of foreign countries. By the way, the President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev, with whom Vladimir Putin had Tuesday a telephone conversation, has confirmed the intention to visit Moscow. The same position was expressed by his Moldovan counterpart Igor Dodon. Also, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas and the head of South Ossetia Anatoly Bibilov is ready to take part in the ceremony.

Victory Day, however, in recent years is associated not only with the demonstration of military vehicles and marching soldiers, but also with the action “Immortal regiment”.

nevertheless, given current realities, we must understand that honoring the memory veterano�� may be delayed again.

— If, according to experts, it will be impossible to ensure the safety fully, then decide about a possible postponement of the March of “Immortal regiment” on other, later date, — said the President.

According to the President, the authorities intend to follow a responsible approach, when the main task is the preservation of life and health of people.

At the moment there is a reduction in the incidence of coronavirus infection, therefore, to the Victory parade is perfectly safe, has declared “news” the Professor of Virology chair, biological faculty, Moscow state University Alexey Agranovsky.

as for the “Immortal regiment”, the situation is more complicated considering the popularity of the event, he said. According to him, with this promotion linked to a certain risk and therefore requires a balanced approach. However, if the epidemiological situation is stable, it is possible to conduct the event, he said. On the other hand, we should not forget the geographical factor, when progress in one subject of the Russian Federation does not mean that the disease is retreating in a different region.

the veterans with the big enthusiasm have apprehended the information about the beginning of preparation for the Victory parade. Boris Pirozhkova in April 1945 was only 19 years old. For him the war ended with the capture of königsberg — he fought in the famous 1st armored corps of General Vasily Butkov and went all the West to East Prussia. And after the victory over the Third Reich was now in the Kaliningrad and helped to restore the most Western Outpost of Russia. We were the first who told him that the parade is planned for next month.

In June, you say? So soon. What I wasn’t invited? — somewhat sheepishly asked our source. — From our area this year needs to go by one person, woman-a gunner. And last year went to three, and I’m one of them. It was unforgettable.

— As now I remember: we were sitting in the front row, slightly to the right of the mausoleum, the view was spectacular. And it is the pride of our army, our children. In any case, good that will hold a parade, this is important, summed up the veteran.

Member of the battle of Stalingrad 96-year-old Muscovite Georgy Vinogradov also glad that the parade will eventually spend, even in June. But he used to come to Red square on this day will not.

— my legs not so good, I probably will not go. But what will hold a parade is very valuable since it is memory. It is very important that people in our country, especially young people, do not forget that it was this victory and at what cost it was given, — has shared with “Izvestiya” veteran.

George A. passed his tank through all the lettersyears war, participated in the battle of Stalingrad, the battles of Kursk and Prokhorovka, the liberation of Belarus, Poland. And in may 1945 took Berlin by storm.

As told to “Izvestia” sources in the defense Ministry, the basic plan of the parade on red square will remain unchanged. However, some adjustments may be made to the composition of the Hiking ceremonial calculations. In addition to the troops of the Moscow garrison on red square are also officers, sergeants, soldiers and cadets from different regions of Russia. One of them St. Petersburg, Voronezh, Kostroma, Ryazan, Severomorsk and other. Therefore, according to the source “Izvestia”, currently considering a possible replacement of “non-resident” calculations. If necessary, will be replaced by soldiers of the Western military district and the Moscow garrison.

it is Expected that training parade will start in early June. By this time of vacation will return officers-listeners and cadets of military educational institutions. They may initially dismissed on houses due epidemic coronavirus. Traditionally, students of military academies, institutes, universities and colleges actively encouraged to participate in the Victory Parade.

the First training will be held on the basis of military educational institutions and military units. But then the participants will move to Moscow and will hold the rehearsal in Alabino, and then on the red square.

— Time to organize the parade of the 24th of June, enough — said the military expert Vladislav Shurigin. — Troops are ready, they prepared the entire month. Now I just need to gather them together and lead. And some extent it would be in the parade of victory over the scourge with which we are faced now.

it is Expected that the event will take a half hour. The ceremony must take the participation of 15 thousand soldiers and 375 pieces of equipment.

Material prepared by Dmitry Lara, Elnar first change Roman Kretsul, Alex Ramm.