Putin signed a law last month allowing the authorities to designate foreign media outlets as "foreign agents" in response to what Moscow said was unacceptable US pressure on Russian media.
At the same time, Ushakov emphasised that delegations from India, Cuba, France, the Czech Republic, Venezuela, Belarus, Armenia, Moldova, Serbia and several CIS countries will participate in the celebrations. The May 2020 parade will mark the 75th anniversary of the victory of allied nations over Nazi Germany in World War II. But he's well aware the event will take place in the middle of the presidential campaign season.
Trump, who has yet to visit Russia as US President, said he appreciated his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin's invitation, saying it was "a very big deal celebrating the end of the war". Russian Federation uses the day to show off its military might - featuring 13,000 troops, 130 military vehicles and 74 aircraft in the 2019 parade.
Trump, who has yet to visit Russia as US president, said he appreciates Russian President Vladimir Putin's invitation, saying it is "a very big deal celebrating the end of the war". President Barack Obama refused to attend the 70th anniversary in 2015 due to Moscow's annexation of Crimea.
The victory parade is a remnant of the Soviet era with Joseph Stalin presiding over the first such celebration in 1945.