This comes to no surprise as President Vladimir Putin is trying to gain votes in an election that will give him more power. Victory day celebrates the USSR defeating Nazi Germany in WW2. The parade was rescheduled on May 9th and took place in Moscow. During WW2 20 million Russian lives were lost. The soldiers were required to quarantine two-week prior in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 which is still a problem in the country.