Putin supports pushing Immortal Regiment march to next year
Vladimir Putin supported pushing the Immortal Regiment march to next year, stating that events like that should not be held without regard to what it may cost.
The President explained that health experts had advised against conducting the event in the current situation with the pandemic.
This year, the march that usually takes place on May 9 was postponed because of the coronavirus. It was initially rescheduled to July 26, but the organizing body, Immortal Regiment of Russia, later came forward with the suggestion to cancel the event and hold it in full pomp next year.
The march took place as an online event on Victory Day. Anyone was allowed to send a photo of their relative who participated in the war to one of the partnering websites. An online platform was created, capable of processing huge volumes of information and organizing a broadcast of an hours-long video in which veterans paraded in virtual form along the Red Square. The Immortal Regiment Online project attracted about three million participants. The broadcast was watched by over 25 million people across the world.
Source: kremlin.ru, RIA NOVOSTI