Only one foreign leader joins Putin to watch Victory Day parade in Moscow (Video)

Overall, almost 12,000 personnel were engaged in the event.Rahmon (left) and Putin (right) / REUTERSRahmon (left) and Putin (right) / REUTERS

Only one foreign leader, President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon, has joined Russian President Vladimir Putin to watch an annual military parade in Moscow’s Red Square on Victory Day.

It was reported by Dozhd TV, or TV Rain, a Russian independent television channel.

Speaking at the military parade, Putin announced that the “Nazi beast” in Europe before World War II voiced the slogans of “Russophobia,” a Russia-based UNIAN correspondent reported.

“It has been almost 100 years since the time when the abominable Nazi beast was gaining insolence and predatory strength in Central Europe. The slogans of racial and ethnic supremacy, anti-Semitism and Russophobia were becoming more and more cynical. Agreements designed to stop the landslide towards a world war were easily broken off,” Putin said in his official speech on May 9.

In his words, history requires conclusions should be drawn and lessons must be learnt.

“History demands that we learn from it. Unfortunately, attempts are made to deploy a large part of Nazi ideology and the ideas of those who were obsessed with the delusional theory of their own supremacy,” he said.

“This ideology is not only supported by radicals and international terrorist groups of all kinds. Today we are witnessing the surviving members of those killing squads and their followers trying to rewrite history and justify the traitors and criminals whose hands are smeared with the blood of hundreds of thousands of civilians.”

Yet, he said, “Russia is consistently defending international law while continuing to protect our [Russian] national interests and the security of our people.”

“The war brought upon us so many unbearable ordeals, grief and tears that it is impossible to forget. Those who are plotting new aggressions cannot be forgiven or justified,” he said.

Putin stressed that it was the Soviet people who “issued a historic verdict to Nazism” and won the war.

“We will always remember that it was the Soviet people who demonstrated the ultimate heroism. During the harshest times of war, during the crucial battles that determined the course of the fight against Nazism, our nation was alone on the toilsome, heroic and self-sacrificing road to Victory. Our people fought to the bitter end at every frontline, in the fiercest battles on the ground, at sea and in the air,” he said.

Victory Day Parade on Red Square

  • Thirty-seven infantry units took part in the parade on Red Square: officers, sergeants and soldiers of military formations and units, students and cadets of military academies, Suvorov and Nakhimov schools and cadet corps, Young Army members, as well as units of the Emergencies Ministry, National Guard Troops and the Border Troops of the Russian Federal Security Service. Servicewomen were represented by parade units from the Military University, Military Academy of the Signal Corps, a branch of the Military Logistics Academy, the Military-Space Academy, and the Air and Space Defense Academy. Overall, almost 12,000 personnel were engaged.
  • Over 190 units of military hardware were on show, including the legendary T-34 tanks of the Great Patriotic War and the cutting-edge T-90M Proryv and T-14 Armata tanks, Kurganets infantry fighting vehicles, and Koalitsiya-SV artillery systems. Engaged in the parade were also Iskander-M mobile short-range ballistic missile systems, Buk-M3 and Tor-M2 surface-to-air missile systems, Pantsir-S mobile air defense systems and S-400 Triumf system. Yars mobile intercontinental ballistic missile launchers also crossed the square as part of the hardware column.

Read more on UNIAN: https://www.unian.info/world/victory-day-only-one-foreign-leader-joins-putin-to-watch-moscow-parade-11414677.html

(C)UNIAN 2021

13 comments

  • Russia has left one true friend,the President Of Tajikistan. Not even Belarus or North Korea…..or China.
    Putin could only bribe him to come,,,,,,,hahahahaha.

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  • “Speaking at the military parade, Putin announced that the “Nazi beast” in Europe before World War II voiced the slogans of “Russophobia,” ….
    The nazi beast is in Moscow.

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    • “…our nation was alone on the toilsome, heroic and self-sacrificing road to Victory.”

      The little zit is probably the last Useful Idiot to believe this. He still tries to spout this insulting nonsense even after his international rebuke LAST year when the demented dwarf blamed Poland for starting WWII. Victim-blaming again.

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      • I think it’s very important Redders, that kids in schools in the allied countries : US/UK/Can/Aus/NZ, should be taught the truth about WW2, starting with the most important bit: Molotov-Ribbentrop, the plan to carve up Europe, the joint invasion of Poland and the terrible atrocities; which were committed equally terribly by both these evil totalitarian hellholes.
        I was not told that. Were you? I had to find out the truth later.

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  • “During the harshest times of war, during the crucial battles that determined the course of the fight against Nazism, our nation was alone on the toilsome, heroic and self-sacrificing road to Victory.”

    Not according to Soviet historians, Soviet leaders, and Soviet military leaders. Of course Putler knows better.

    According to the Russian historian Boris Vadimovich Sokolov, Lend-Lease had a crucial role in winning the war:

    On the whole the following conclusion can be drawn: that without these Western shipments under Lend-Lease the Soviet Union not only would not have been able to win the Great Patriotic War, it would not have been able even to oppose the German invaders, since it could not itself produce sufficient quantities of arms and military equipment or adequate supplies of fuel and ammunition. The Soviet authorities were well aware of this dependency on Lend-Lease. Thus, Stalin told Harry Hopkins [FDR’s emissary to Moscow in July 1941] that the U.S.S.R. could not match Germany’s might as an occupier of Europe and its resources.

    Nikita Khrushchev, having served as a military commissar and intermediary between Stalin and his generals during the war, addressed directly the significance of Lend-lease aid in his memoirs:

    I would like to express my candid opinion about Stalin’s views on whether the Red Army and the Soviet Union could have coped with Nazi Germany and survived the war without aid from the United States and Britain. First, I would like to tell about some remarks Stalin made and repeated several times when we were “discussing freely” among ourselves. He stated bluntly that if the United States had not helped us, we would not have won the war. If we had had to fight Nazi Germany one on one, we could not have stood up against Germany’s pressure, and we would have lost the war. No one ever discussed this subject officially, and I don’t think Stalin left any written evidence of his opinion, but I will state here that several times in conversations with me he noted that these were the actual circumstances. He never made a special point of holding a conversation on the subject, but when we were engaged in some kind of relaxed conversation, going over international questions of the past and present, and when we would return to the subject of the path we had traveled during the war, that is what he said. When I listened to his remarks, I was fully in agreement with him, and today I am even more so.

    Joseph Stalin, during the Tehran Conference during 1943, acknowledged publicly the importance of American efforts during a dinner at the conference: “Without American machines the United Nations could never have won the war.”

    In a confidential interview with the wartime correspondent Konstantin Simonov, the Soviet Marshal Georgy Zhukov is quoted as saying:

    Today [1963] some say the Allies didn’t really help us … But listen, one cannot deny that the Americans shipped over to us material without which we could not have equipped our armies held in reserve or been able to continue the war.

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    • More than 3000 British sailors gave their lives in the Arctic Convoys in order to keep the Russian war effort going. Then communist sympathiser FDR handed over half of Europe to Stalin. His top advisor; Harry Hopkins; mentioned in your comment, was an out-and-out communist.

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    • Not to mention the fact that the Allies provided air cover for the Soviets who would have gotten slaughtered without it since they didn’t have an airborne assets.

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      • Yet those same allies refuse to give air cover, or provide a modem air defence system to Ukraine during its struggle against an evil fascist dictatorship.
        Without those things and many more, Ukraine will remain extremely vulnerable. It is baffling. Not to mention extremely unfair and annoying.

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        • onlyfactsplease

          Indeed, many … far too many … have lost many valuable lessons from WWII. It’s not only this continued pathetic appeasement of a crime organization pretending to be a nation but the lesson that the West must stand together and help ourselves and especially the weak and vulnerable countries, who are struggling against mafia oppression and violence. It’s much easier and safer to get together and blow hot air in wholly useless dialogues with a small-statured rat who enjoys having his ass licked by cowards.

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        • Western leaders are convinced the tiny bluffer would use his nukes. While he is a unstable fascist dictator I don’t think he’s quite crazy yet. True he doesn’t give a fig about any of his people except the billionaires covering for him but he’s got to know if he used a nuke the whole world would be after him and China would just stand around and wait until the smoke cleared.

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  • onlyfactsplease

    Does the sewer rat look lonely? To me he does.

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  • Летающий Киви

    “History demands that we learn from it. Unfortunately, attempts are made to deploy a large part of Nazi ideology and the ideas of those who were obsessed with the delusional theory of their own supremacy,” he said.

    “This ideology is not only supported by radicals and international terrorist groups of all kinds. Today we are witnessing the surviving members of those killing squads and their followers trying to rewrite history and justify the traitors and criminals whose hands are smeared with the blood of hundreds of thousands of civilians.”
    He is talking about Russian, not Germany.

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