Several regions rejected the idea to hold the Victory parade on 24 June due to coronavirus

The authorities of some regions refused to hold a 24 June Victory parade. So, writes “Novaya Gazeta”, the first from this idea was abandoned, the authorities of Perm Krai, Belgorod, Orel and Tomsk regions. In the first three regions, the abandonment of the parade explained the recommendations of health doctors and the risk of spreading COVID-19. However, the event they promised to hold later. The head of the Tomsk region Sergey Zhvachkin explained that “never in my life in Tomsk is not carried out military parades”. The Victory parade was postponed and in Kursk. According to the Chairman of the Committee of information and press in Kursk region Denis Mikhailov, the event is planned for August 23. Also from the parade on June 24 refused in Yaroslavl, Pskov, Saransk, Orenburg, Nizhny Tagil and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. We will remind that this year on may 9 Victory parades, including on red square, not costalis the pandemic coronavirus. While President Vladimir Putin has promised to hold the event in a more favorable time and appointed him on June 24. This day the country declared a public holiday.

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