Columns of tanks and troops are parading through Red Square today as President Vladimir Putin oversees grand World War II commemorations

Columns of tanks and troops are parading through Red Square today as President Vladimir Putin oversees grand World War II commemorations to stir up patriotic fervour ahead of a vote on extending his rule. Forced to postpone the country’s traditional May 9 Victory Day celebrations by the coronavirus pandemic, Putin rescheduled the parade for just a week ahead of a July 1 public vote on controversial constitutional reforms. Schools and kindergartens, bars, fitness studios and museums, which had gradually begun opening their doors again, were forced to close and people are once more limited to meeting up with just one … Continue reading Columns of tanks and troops are parading through Red Square today as President Vladimir Putin oversees grand World War II commemorations