Previously their participation in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the may 9 Victory at the red square confirmed the 25 leaders of foreign countries and several international organizations, said on the first day of the weekend, the head of the presidential administration of the Russian Federation Sergey Ivanov.
"The final number I currently can not name, because nobody knows. Certain leaders of foreign countries are thinking, and we are only at the beginning of may will be able to announce, and we certainly will do. But today just confirmed their participation 25 leaders of countries and several international organizations. Well, in the military parade on the square will be at least ten So-called " boxes ", submitted by foreign armies, "said Ivanov, reports RIA" Novosti ".
The head of the presidential administration of the Russian Federation drew the attention that the main thing is still the celebration of Victory Is our festival."" And on a holiday, as a rule, normal citizens are invited relatives and friends. And who will come, who will not come - Russia will outlast any option. This is our festival ", - noted Sergey Ivanov. According to tradition in the Russian capital for the anniversary celebrations on the occasion of the Victory over fascism attracted the leaders of many countries. However, this year the head of some countries will not attend the festive event. So, to visit Moscow on 9 may not want the U.S. President Barack Obama, Prime Minister Cameron D., head of the European Council Donald Tusk, the presidents of Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Finland, as well As the premiere of the Netherlands and Norway. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has also decided not to visit Moscow on 9 may to participate in the Victory parade. The media revealed that she does not want to " offend the Ukrainian government ". However, the press service of the Chancellor stated that Merkel will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on may 10.