Social Distancing in Place During Russia’s 75th WW2 Victory Parade

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  • Social distancing and other measures are in place during Russia’s WWII Victory Parade, which had been postponed due to coronavirus.

    President Vladimir Putin put Russia’s military strength on display Wednesday in a parade to mark the 75th anniversary of the World War II defeat of Nazi Germany, braving the coronavirus pandemic ahead of a referendum that may allow him to rule until 2036.

    The spread of the virus forced Putin to delay his annual May 9 Victory Day celebration on Moscow’s Red Square, which this year featured 14,000 troops and weaponry including tanks, air-defense systems and nuclear-missile launchers, as well as a fly-past by Russia’s air force. Several invited leaders stayed away because of the continuing threat from Covid-19.

    “We will always remember that it was the Soviet people who crushed Nazism,” Putin said in a speech. “We can’t even imagine what the world would have become if the Red Army hadn’t come to its defense.”

    The commemoration of what’s known in Russia as the Great Patriotic War, in which 27 million citizens of the Soviet Union died, is traditionally an opportunity to rouse the nation. It took place a week before the July 1 referendum on constitutional changes backed by the Kremlin. They include a measure that would allow Putin to seek two more six-year terms once the current one, his fourth, ends in 2024.

    Putin, 67, has said the changes already endorsed by Russia’s parliament and Constitutional Court will only take effect if a majority of people support them in the referendum. While there’s little doubt the Kremlin will secure approval for the measures, officials are eager to ensure a high turnout for the vote.

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