There are no plans to invite guests from foreign countries to the Victory Parade on May 9 in Moscow this year. This was announced on Wednesday, April 7, by the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov.
“No, this is not a jubilee year, so there is no intention of inviting foreign participants,” a Kremlin spokesman said when answering a question about sending invitations to foreign leaders to this year’s Victory Parade.
According to Peskov, the rest will be the “usual mode” of inviting guests, but with those nuances that are closer to the date of the event will be due to sanitary standards.
The day before, he said that the decision on the need to wear protective masks for the guests of the Victory Parade in Moscow has not yet been made. A Kremlin spokesman explained that this would be discussed taking into account the recommendations of Rospotrebnadzor.
At the end of March, the Kremlin confirmed its intention to hold a parade in Moscow on May 9 in honor of the 76th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War.
At the same time, long-range aviation crews began training. Pilots are conducting rehearsals in the Saratov region.