Russian President Vladimir Putin will not go to the Crimea for the celebration of the third anniversary of joining the Peninsula to Russia and will not participate in the rally “Spring” in Moscow. About it reports “Rain”.
Channel sources close to the organization of celebrations, saying that the President will not come to the Sparrow hills, where on March 18 held a rally-concert”Spring”. This information was also confirmed by the source “Rain” in the Kremlin. Sources emphasize that the President is not necessary to attend such a solemn event each year. However, the rally will feature Putin’s greetings to the participants.
Two sources of Rain, close to the Kremlin reported that Putin also plans to go to the Crimea to the anniversary of the annexation of the Peninsula.
This year the anniversary of the annexation of Crimea to Russia not for the first time will be celebrated at Vasilievsky slope near the Kremlin. The event will take place on the Sparrow hills, said two sources close to the presidential administration, and was confirmed by a source in the Kremlin. Plans for the organization of the rally has changed with the arrival of Sergei Kiriyenko for the post of first Deputy head of the presidential administration.
Vladimir Putin in 2014 and 2015 come on Vasilevsky descent on March 18. Last year he did not attend the event because he was in the Crimea, but addressed the participants via video link.
Vladimir Putin at the rally-concert “We are together” in 2015
Photo: Alexei Nikolsky / TASS
Putin’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov on March 3 reported that the presence of the President at the celebrations in Moscow in question. “While [the President’s participation in the rally] is not defined”, — said Peskov.