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Victory day parade in Kursk region was moved to August 23

Victory day parade in Kursk region by decision of the Governor postponed to August 23, it will be the anniversary of the final defeat of the troops of the Nazis at Kursk, which many historians consider the completion of the radical change in the great Patriotic war, the message of the regional government.

Earlier the President of Russia Vladimir Putin due to the situation with the spread of the coronavirus postponed the parade in honor of the 75th anniversary of the Victory. The ninth of may in the Russian cities have been aviaparade and fireworks. Later, Putin instructed the defense Ministry to begin preparations for the parade on June 24.

"On the operational headquarters, consulting with colleagues, decided to postpone the Victory Parade on 23 August. It is a symbolic date for our region - it was the day the Soviet troops finally defeated the Nazis at Kursk" - quoted the head of the region Novel Starovoit. It is noted that the mode of increased readiness in connection with the spread of coronavirus infection in the region extended to July 5, in this regard, the region still has a number of restrictions, including a ban on holding mass events.

The territory of Kursk region during the war was the territory of large-scale hostilities. Here was one of the key battles of the great Patriotic war and the largest tank battle in world history - the battle of Kursk lasted from July 5 to August 23, 1943. In the battle involved, according to various estimates, from 2 to 4 million people, about 6 thousand tanks and 4 thousand aircraft. After the battle the strategic initiative in the war finally defected to the red army.