There will be no traditional celebration of the “Crimean spring” in Luzhniki

In Moscow “Luzhniki” will not be a big patriotic concert in honor of the annexation of Crimea. This became known from the chat of volunteers. The event was to take place on March 18. “For reasons beyond our control on March 18 at the level of the city have changed the format of the celebration of the Day of reunification of Crimea with Russia,” wrote in the volunteer chat.

According to MSK1.Ru, the organization “Mega Volunteer Moscow” collected a crowd for a similar concert in “Luzhniki” on February 22, and later announced the concert on March 18. According to their information, SHAMAN, Oleg Gazmanov, “Lube” were to perform at it. Volunteers were also expecting Vladimir Putin’s arrival.
“Vedomosti” sources in the presidential administration also confirmed that the event might not take place. According to those sources, there are no plans to hold a large-scale celebration this year.
According to TASS, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on March 1 that the day of the “joining of Crimea to Russia,” which is celebrated annually after the events of 2014 (after the annexation of the Ukrainian republic of Crimea after the pseudo-referendum), will be celebrated this time one way or another. However, the Kremlin spokesman noted that it was too early to talk about the format of the celebrations, and urged “not to get ahead of ourselves. Peskov added that the head of state has a very, very busy schedule until the day of the annexation of Crimea.
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