As Moscow prepares to host a military parade timed to the 75th anniversary of the victory of the USSR in the WWII in Europe, dozens of streets in the Russian capital will be shut off for a rehearsal. Interfax news agency reported that on June 17.
The event was rescheduled due to the coronavirus outbreak in the Russian capital
The annual demonstration of Russia's military strength is conducted on the Red Square; at some point, it became a distrinct feature of Vladimir Putin's rule.
Earlier, Defense Minister of the Russian Federation Sergei Shoigu invited U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper to a military parade in Moscow’s Red Square that is expected to take place on June 24.
Previously, on May 9, a military parade on the occasion of Victory over Nazism in World War II was held in Belarus. The event was attended by more than 3 000 people, military equipment, and aviation.
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said at the parade that "there will be people in this distraught world who will condemn it."
“Take your time to draw conclusions, and even more so condemn us - the heirs of the Victory, the Belarusians. We simply could not do otherwise, we had no other choice. And if we had, we would have done the same,” he stated.