Russian Ambassador to India Nikolay Rishatovich Kudashev on Monday said that Moscow was excited to welcome PM Narendra Modi and Indian soldiers at the 75th anniversary of the “victory in the great patriotic war” parade in Moscow on May 9, 2020.
At the same time, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told reporters that the US President Donald Trump is considering the proposal to visit Moscow after Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invited him to attend the 75th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany.
During their meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Japan this June, President Putin invited President Trump to next year’s celebrations marking the Victory Day in Moscow on May 9,” Lavrov stated. “Today, I confirmed this invitation upon the president’s orders. President Trump is now considering it.”
The Russian Ambassador to India Nikolay Kudashev, according to HT stated that Moscow wants to further boost its association with India to new heights in 2020 “which is an extraordinary year due to many reasons”. “We are well-prepared to welcome PM Narendra Modi at the 75th anniversary of the victory in the great patriotic war as well as the Indian troops at the 9th May (2020) parade in Moscow,” he said.
The annual parade marks the Allied victory in World War II on the Eastern Front and commemorates the signing of the German act of capitulation to the Allies in Berlin. The Soviet government announced the victory early on 9 May after the signing ceremony in Berlin. Though the official inauguration occurred in 1945 the holiday became a non-labour day only in 1965 and only in certain Soviet republics.
Earlier, US President Donald Trump said that he is considering attending Russia’s Victory Day festivities in Moscow’s Red Square. Trump had stated –