On May 9, President of Russia and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Vladimir Putin will view a military parade on Red Square in Moscow to mark the 70th anniversary of Victory in the 1941–1945 Great Patriotic War. After the parade, Mr Putin, together with the foreign heads of state and government in Moscow for the anniversary celebrations, will honour the memory of the fallen in the Great Patriotic War and lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Mr Putin and the foreign leaders will then take part in a joint photo session in the Alexander Garden, after which they will proceed to the Grand Kremlin Palace to attend a reception hosted by the Russian President to mark the 70th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War.
The May 9 celebrations will conclude with an evening concert on Red Square in honour of the 70th anniversary of Victory, and a fireworks display.
A number of top-level multilateral contacts will take place ahead of the 70th anniversary of Victory celebrations. There will be an informal summit of the CIS countries’ leaders, marking the anniversary of Victory, and a summit of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council.
President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev will also take part in the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council’s summit, which will discuss further preparations for Kyrgyzstan’s accession to the organisation and examine matters concerning the organisation’s cooperation with other partner countries.
Mr Putin will hold a number of bilateral meetings with visiting foreign leaders on the sidelines of the anniversary celebrations.