Russia to hold Victory Day parade on 24 June, says Vladimir Putin

Posted by on May 26, 2020 12:09 pm
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President announces new date for military showpiece as rate of Covid-19 infections slows

Vladimir Putin has said Russia will hold its postponed Victory Day military parade on 24 June and declared that the country’s coronavirus outbreak has stabilised, on the same day as it posted a record death toll from the virus.

The decision to hold the parade in a month’s time is likely to mean thousands of soldiers being scrambled to begin rehearsals for the complex event, while millions of Russians remain under strict orders to shelter at home.

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