The head of the Numbers Pavlopoulos will represent Greece at the celebrations in Moscow on 9 may to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Victory over fascism, informs the Greek television channel Antenna.
according to him, the invitation of the President of Greece Moscow sent shortly after the celebration of the independence Day of Greece on March 25, reports RIA " Novosti ".
before the invitation was also aimed to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who currently resides in the capital of Russia on a working visit. Traditionally in the Russian capital for the anniversary celebrations on the occasion of the Victory over fascism involved the leaders of many countries. 6 April, it was announced that the head of Serbia Tomislav Nikolic has decided to accept Russia's proposal on the participation of Serbian soldiers in the parade on red square in the Russian capital on may 9. In addition, the military of South Ossetia also have the opportunity to participate in the Victory parade. 5 April, it was announced that the head of Vietnam Truong tan sang will attend the may 9 celebrations in red square. on 4 April, the head of the Russian presidential administration Sergei Ivanov said that his participation at the celebrations confirmed 25 leaders of foreign countries and several international organizations. However, this year the head of some countries will not attend the festive event. So, to visit Moscow on may 9 did not want the U.S. President Barack Obama, Prime Minister Cameron D., head of the European Council Donald Tusk, President of Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Finland, as well as the premiere of the Netherlands and Norway. German Chancellor Angela Merkel also made the decision not to visit Moscow on may 9 to participate in the Victory parade. Media told that she does not want to " offend the Ukrainian government ". However in a press-service of the Chancellor stated that Merkel will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on may 10.