“To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the great Patriotic war of 1941-1945 and the Victory Parade June 24, 1945, in gratitude of descendants to the winners of the invaders, paying tribute to the great deed, heroism and selflessness of war veterans, I hereby decree: to take place on 24 June 2020 at 10 a.m. local time in Moscow, on red square and in other cities of the Russian Federation military parades with attraction of arms and military equipment, using in the prescribed manner, the official symbol of the Victory of Soviet people in the great Patriotic war – the Victory banner”, – stated in the decree.

the parade on this day is very symbolic: June 24, 1945 on red square was legendary, the parade of winners. Recall that the military parade in this, the jubilee year was to be, as usual, may 9, but because of the pandemic coronavirus was postponed and took place only flypast.

In 22 hours will be an artillery salute in Moscow and other cities. Instructed the defense Ministry together with regional governments to determine the venue of parades and fireworks, and ensure their preparation and conduct.

As reported in the Kremlin, invited leaders of the CIS countries. Due to the short time to prepare a visit of the heads of certain other foreign countries will be worked separately with each country. It is already known that the invitation was made by the presidents of Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova. The leader of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky to invite did not. Of his intention to visit Moscow, said the Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic. Possible visit and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, if perepodpisana the invitation.

Vladimir Putin and foreign leaders will be watching the Victory Parade from the podium on red square, said press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov in interview to the program “Moscow. The Kremlin. Putin”. “Of course, will be the President and guests on the podium. Of course, will be foreign heads of state. But the modality, let’s say, have epidemiological, that’s all to be clarified,” he said. However, Peskov expressed the hope that, in time of the parade from the regime of limitations, “almost nothing left”.

on Saturday, the President held a meeting with permanent members of the security Council and offered to discuss the issues of internal security and international agenda. “We must finally determine our position in connection with the US withdrawal from the Treaty on open skies. And start-3, in fact, will soon be over, and serious negotiations on this subject, important not only for us but for the whole world, I think, failed to begin,” stated Vladimir Putin.

“In many countries remove restrictions related to the pandemic coronavirus infection”, – said the head of state. First of all, it makes the countries whose economies are highly dependent on the tourism industry. But in some States, which took in connection with the improvement to certain limitations, it is necessary to revisit the measures against the coronavirus. “This is just our eyes,” said the President.

Therefore it is necessary together with specialists, physicians, health doctors to understand how to work in this direction, Putin said.

in addition, the head of state noted that taken out not all wishing to return home, the citizens who are stuck abroad due to the limitations of this pandemic, and asked the Minister how many there are. In the confirmed list, verified on all sides, 25 159 people. “About ten flights planned for the next few days”, – said Sergey Lavrov, adding that each time the decisions are made considering the epidemiological situation in Russia. According to him, has already exported more than 240 thousand citizens.

last week the government allocated to the Ministry of foreign Affairs another 600 million rubles to help Russian citizens waiting to return from abroad.