On May 9, Russian President Vladimir Putin is holding an informal breakfast in the Kremlin’s Faceted Chamber with colleagues from the CIS countries who came to Moscow on Victory Day as guests of honor.
Among the invitees are President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov, Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, President of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Japarov, President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.
Before the leaders started the meal, they became spectators of the festive Victory Parade. Politicians watched the procession – they watched it from the central rostrum on Red Square. After that, the guests of Moscow took part in the flower-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the Alexander Garden.
Earlier on Tuesday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov noted that the presence of CIS leaders at the parade indicates that Victory Day remains a holy holiday for the peoples of these states.
All news related to the celebration of May 9 and the program of events are published on the Izvestia website in the Victory Day section.