According to Russian publications, the presidential administration is currently considering voting on amendments to the Constitution and the Victory Parade on the same day - 24 June 2020 of the year.
RBC writes about this with reference to sources close to the Kremlin. At the same time, one of the interlocutors of the publication confirmed that the main date for the parade is considered exactly 22 June - on this day the Victory Parade took place in 1945 year.
According to the sources of the publication, in case of the development of events, Wednesday, 24 June 2020, will be a day off. In addition, the parade can become a "form of inspiration" of citizens after long quarantine restrictions, and if only a parade 24 is held in June, "it will be a normal working day, people will not have the feeling of a holiday. "
The final decision on this issue has not yet been made and will depend on the situation of the coronavirus. An alternative for voting on the Constitution is considered the beginning of early July, and for the parade - September 3.
At the same time, ensuring the safety of citizens during events is proposed due to the requirements of maintaining social distance and several other measures , as well as due to the possibility of early and electronic voting. It is possible that the regulations on the conduct of voting will add rules from amendments adopted last week to the electoral law, for example, the ability to vote by mail.
In turn, they are unlikely to come to the parade foreign guests, even if it is postponed to September 3. According to the source of the publication, the postponement of the end date of the Second World War in Russia from September 2 to 3 caused a negative reaction in Japan: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that he would not come to Moscow if the parade was held that day, and his example could be followed other politicians.
Initially, voting on the constitutional amendments proposed by the president was scheduled for April 22, however Due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was postponed indefinitely. The Victory Parade in Moscow, scheduled for May 9 2020 of the year, was canceled.