The military band played, the soldiers marched and at least one tank drove past the gallery of honor at the Kremlin wall on May 9 this year in Moscow. But the Victory Day air show was cancelled, the memorial marches for relatives killed in battle canceled and the crowds on the streets of Moscow were beyond cordons.
Hear about why this year’s celebration of Russia’s Victory Day was so rejected, a day when both the memory of the Second World War was celebrated and new enemies were singled out.
Gudrun Perssonhead of research at FOI, lieutenant colonel Joakim Paasikiviteacher at the Defense Academy, Maria Persson LöfgrenRussia Correspondent
Program manager: Fredrik Wadström
Producer: Marina Nilsson Malmström
Technician: Sofie Andersson
Source: ICELAND NEWS