That’s why Putin’s victory day was so rejected

That’s why Putin’s victory day was so rejected

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