Tajik servicemen to be on Victory Day military parade in Moscow

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Meanwhile, a source within the Tajik government says Tajik President Emomali Rahmon will also attend the June 24 Victory Day military parade.


Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited leaders of all CIS nations to attend the Victory Day military parade dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany.


A source within the Tajik government said that it could be ruled out that while in Moscow, Emomali Rahmon would hold bilateral meetings with a number of his counterparts from the CIS nations.


Recall, President Vladimir Putin has postponed the May 9 Victory Day parade in Moscow’s Red Square because of the coronavirus pandemic.


This year sees the 75th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in 1945, and the annual military parade has not been postponed before.


The parade will take place instead on June 24 – the day when Soviet Marshal Georgy Zhukov led the 1945 parade.


More than 270,000 residents of Tajikistan reportedly took part in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 and more than 100,000 of them died in battle.


55 of residents of Tajikistan were given the title of Hero of the Soviet Union. Besides, 15 other Tajikistan’s residents were Full Holders of the Order of Glory.


Victory Day marks the end of World War II in Europe, specifically the capitulation of Nazi forces to the Allies (the Soviet Union, United Kingdom, France, the United States and other principal Allied nations) on May 8, 1945.


In Russia and other countries of former Soviet Union, the day of Victory over Nazi Germany is celebrated on May 9, because when the German Instrument of Surrender actually entered into force (May 8, 1945 at 23:01 CET), it was already May 9 by Moscow time. Post-Soviet countries have continued the tradition.


Source: Asia Plus