Russian President Putin: WWII Victory Day – A ‘Warning To All Who Would Consider Challenging Russia’

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Victory in the Great Patriotic War parade in Red Square, Moscow (Source: Kremlin.ru, May 9, 2016)

 

For this year’s celebrations, Russia’s Aerospace Forces gave a show of military strength during the military parade in Moscow’s Red Square, with Su-24 and Su-34 bombers, Su-25 attack planes, MiG-29 and Su-27 fighter aircraft, and other aircraft flying over the Red Square. The same day, Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted a reception at the Kremlin; at it, he stressed that the Soviet Union’s “victory… a stern warning to all who would consider challenging us.”

It is worth noting that Putin’s remarks included no mention of the Allied forces, giving the impression that the Soviet Union had defeated Nazi Germany entirely on its own. Continue reading