: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Putin ignores virus, shows off military might ahead of crucial vote

MOSCOW — Russia held a massive World War II victory parade on Wednesday despite the coronavirus pandemic, setting a patriotic tone ahead of a national vote that could keep Vladimir Putin in power until 2036.
The annual May 9 parade of troops and tanks across Red Square — this year celebrating 75 years since the USSR’s defeat of Nazi Germany — was postponed as Russia’s corona caseload skyrocketed. But at the end of last month, Putin announced it would be rescheduled for June 24, the day that returning Soviet troops cast down Nazi standards outside the Kremlin walls.
The new celebration was …read more

Source:: European Voice



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