Occupation authorities in Russian-annexed Crimea have set up massive celebrations of the sixth anniversary of the occupation of the peninsula despite global spread of the deadly coronavirus pandemic.

Blogger RoksolanaToday&Crimea25% (@KrimRT) posted photos of crowds in Crimea streets Twitter.

A show was staged at children's resort Artek where kids were holding portraits of Soviet heroes, while an outdoor activity  titled "Victory Banner" was conducted at a technical college in the city of Sevastopol.

Moreover, children sporting military uniform and chevrons with a double-headed eagle were planting trees alongside Vladimir Putin's "favorite biker" Alexander Zaldostanov.

Russian-backed authorities, however, moved to shut out all schools in Sevastopol from March 19 and put higher education institutions on distance learning.

At the same time, none of the mass events dedicated to the occupation of the Ukrainian Crimea were canceled.