May 10, 2016
Russia’s Victory Day Parade Got Awkward
Russian armed forces paraded in central Moscow to mark the 71st anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany, commemorating a time when they were on the right side of history for a change. The parade was a display of more than just your typical patriotism: Russia’s latest military hardware was on show, including the RS-24 Yars long-range nuclear missile. If that doesn’t make one swell with national pride, the fighters, heavy bombers and helicopters – including types combat-tested in Syria – flew over Red Square, making celebrators a mix of both proud and uncomfortable. Thankfully, no tanks broke down this time though.