NINETEEN world armies to hitch Russians for annual Red Square Victory Parade

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The Russian Defense Ministry has invited personnel from 19 world armies to take part within the nation’s annual Victory Parade. All members should be symptom-free and take a look at constructive for coronavirus antibodies.

The parade, scheduled for June 24, will embrace about 14,000 individuals and happen in Moscow’s Red Square. The annual celebration of victory over Nazism normally takes place on May 9, however was postponed this 12 months as a result of risks posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The ceremonial squads of 19 foreign countries have been invited,” stated Sergey Shoygu, the Minister of Defense. “225 units of weapons, military and special equipment will be presented, as well as 75 units of aircraft.” Shoygu additionally famous that there will likely be celebrations all through the nation, with parades in many alternative cities.

In Moscow’s Victory Parade, solely navy personnel with immunity who’re fully symptom-free will be capable to take part, with the minister detailing the deployment of “round-the-clock medical posts with the necessary equipment and facilities.”

In April, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered that the May 9 Victory Day festivities be postponed because of Covid-19. On May 26, the president introduced a brand new date for the parade – June 24, the anniversary of the unique 1945 Red Square celebrations.

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The initially deliberate parade on May 9, 2020 was because of be attended by leaders and dignitaries from around the globe, together with France’s Emmanuel Macron, China’s Xi Jinping and India’s Narendra Modi. As of but, it’s unknown what number of will attend on the newly scheduled date.

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