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"Putin Shows Russian Military Power"

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Annual military parades on Red Square in honor of Victory Day invariably attract a large audience in our country and abroad. A curious "tradition" associated with our holiday is the wave of publications in foreign media before the parade and immediately after it. Their authors try to analyze certain features of the event, look for explicit and hidden messages in the presidential speech, etc. This year's parade was no exception - and again turned out to be an occasion for the publication of opinions and assessments.


Solemn march


The 76th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War, despite all the known restrictions, was celebrated widely and solemnly, unlike last year. The central element of the festivities was traditionally a parade on Red Square, which brought together the best cadres of the armed forces and other structures, as well as advanced material.

President Vladimir Putin made a festive address to the parade participants and the whole country. He congratulated the audience on Victory Day and expressed gratitude to the war veterans. In his speech, the President recalled the military and labor exploits of the Soviet people, the valor of the soldiers and the inflexibility of the workers in the rear. A minute of silence was announced in memory of those killed and departed.


V. Putin called the day of the beginning of the war, June 22, 1941, one of the most tragic dates in our stories... The enemy tried to destroy our state and our people, but they fought back and won. Decades later, theories about the exclusivity of individual groups are being reintroduced. We have to observe the gatherings of the unbeaten punishers and their followers, attempts to justify the traitors and rewrite history.

The President outlined Russia's intention to consistently uphold international law and protect national interests. The armed forces, the heirs of the soldiers of Victory, will defend the country and the people.

As reported, this year 37 foot crews with a total of approx. 12 thousand people. They represented all types of armed forces and branches of the armed forces, military universities, paramilitary structures, etc. The mechanized column included approx. 190 units technology, historical and modern. 76 aircraft and helicopters were shown in the sky.


Warning to the West


Publications in foreign media about the recent parade differ markedly from each other. They have different messages and emphasis on different details. In general, the main attention is paid to the parade as a demonstration of Russia's military power and the main theses of the presidential speech. Also, they often recall the current international political background, taking into account which they try to interpret the appeal of V. Putin and even the passage of ceremonial calculations.

All such interpretations and trends can be found in an article by the British The Times entitled “Putin sounds a warning to the West at Victory Day parade in Red Square. Putin sounds a warning to the West at Victory Day parade in Red Square ”. Its authors write that honoring fellow citizens who died in the war was accompanied by a convincing demonstration of the combat power of the modern army, and in his speech, President Putin declared his readiness to firmly defend the interests of the country.

The Times also draws attention to the direct participants in the parade - soldiers and officers, employees of various services and the material part. At the same time, 12 thousand servicemen and 190 units. the technicians passed not just across Red Square, but "in front of Putin."


The British newspaper Daily Mail reacted in a predictable manner to the parade in the article “Showing his fire (work) power! Russia's annual Victory Day parade ends with stunning pyrotechnic display after Vladimir Putin denounced return of 'Russophobia' ". Once again, special attention is paid to the President's speech and its meanings, explicit and hidden.

The Daily Mail in its material combines the parade itself, which took place in the morning, and the evening festive fireworks in Moscow. At the same time - as expected - the reader was reminded of recent diplomatic scandals, confrontation with the European Union, sanctions, "annexation of Crimea", "war with Ukraine" and aid to Syria, etc.

On the holiday, a short report from Moscow was published by the German edition Die Welt. The headline “So demonstriert Putin Russlands militärische Stärke” (“Putin demonstrates Russian military power”) broadly reveals the main idea of ​​the material. At the same time, the parade and display of the army are called a hint for the West, because the armed forces have become the main foreign policy argument in the hands of the Russian authorities.


Interest in technology


This year, the Moscow parade did without high-profile premieres in the field of weapons and military equipment. All the samples shown are already known to the public, and the bulk of the products have been involved in festive events for many years. Nevertheless, even in this case, the mechanized column and air formation attracted attention.

On the eve of the parade, in the wake of rehearsals, The National Interest in its article "Russia's Su-35S Fighter Will Soon Take Centerstage" ("Su-35S will take a special place") drew attention to some features of the air part of the parade and made an interesting forecast. The reason for the publication was the planned passage of the Tu-160 bomber, accompanied by four Su-35S fighters of the Russian Knights group.

TNI notes the importance of the Tu-160 for the Russian Aerospace Forces, but points to the significant age of this aircraft. They also recall the projects for the modernization of the bomber, one of which has already been brought to flight tests. The publication assumed that the Tu-160M ​​would not be involved in the upcoming parade, because not yet accepted for service. But already in 2023, the new Tu-160M2 will enter service.


The publication asked the question: why is not the newest Tu-160 occupying an honorable place in the air formation at the parade? The likely reason for this was considered the desire of the Russian authorities to demonstrate a new weapon... It was not ruled out that the "parade" Tu-160 would fly over with the "Dagger" missile suspended. The Victory Parade would be the best occasion to demonstrate such a shock complex, the possibility of creating which has been discussed recently.

However, the TNI authors were wrong in their forecasts. Strategic bombers flew over Moscow without weapons. Products "Dagger" were indeed demonstrated, but together with standard carriers in the form of the MiG-31K.

The people are not silent


The sections of readers' comments under articles in foreign media are of some interest. Russian parades consistently attract the attention of the public with different views, which is reflected in the content of the section and sometimes leads to active discussions and disputes with the transition to insults.


There is no consensus among the foreign public. There are comments of an approving nature, noting the aesthetic and patriotic features of the parade. Some users, not without envy, offer to hold the same events in their countries. The topic of the feat of the Soviet people and their decisive contribution to the victory over Germany is being actively discussed.

However, it is not complete without skeptical and critical reviews. Their themes are well known: militarization, Russian aggression and saber rattling. More modern topics such as bots, hackers, propaganda, etc. have not been forgotten either. Doubtful theories about the guilt of the USSR at the beginning of World War II are also remembered.

This year, a new one related to the ongoing pandemic has been added to the well-known topics of discussion. Not all foreigners are happy with the parade and festivities being held in Russia, but they have to stay in lockdown. Together with other factors, this becomes a reason for criticism of their authorities.


Parade as an excuse


In general, the Victory Parade on Red Square remains an important event that consistently attracts the attention of the foreign public and the press. Journalists and their audience, for one reason or another, watch broadcasts or recordings and photographs, and then express their opinion.

In these opinions, a number of basic ideas of various kinds, sometimes diametrically opposite, can be traced. At the same time, an important point can be noted: the opinion of publications and their readers about the parade directly correlates with their opinion about Russia as a whole, its politics, army and people. This leads to certain thoughts.

It is obvious that for us the Victory Parade is the central event of the main national holiday. And abroad, due to objective factors and reasons, the parade in Moscow is often viewed in a different vein - as an excuse to recall their views on military-political issues, to expose Russia of aggressive intentions, and so on and so forth. Not everyone agrees with this approach, but the “correct” assessments are still louder.
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  1. Uncle lee
    Uncle lee 12 May 2021 05: 11
    +4
    "Putin Shows Russian Military Power"
    It is Russia that shows its military power! soldier
    1. Reptiloid
      Reptiloid 12 May 2021 05: 27
      +7
      Every year there are more attacks on the Victory and on the Parade. It turns out that for those the war is not over, it continues.
      1. Uncle lee
        Uncle lee 12 May 2021 05: 32
        +9
        Dima hi The "Liberated" did not really want to be liberated .... They liked living under Hitler, and even fighting for him. And now they are making claims that they were released!
        1. Reptiloid
          Reptiloid 12 May 2021 05: 37
          +3
          hi yes, Vladimir, that's how it turns out.
          Quote: Uncle Lee
          .... The "Liberated" did not really want to be liberated .... They liked living under Hitler, and even fighting for him. And now they are making claims that they were released!
          how they suffered, poor for so many years, hiding this truth and receiving help from the USSR
        2. out of habit
          out of habit 12 May 2021 19: 15
          0
          You, uncle, temper your ardor. Who didn't want to be released?
          1. Uncle lee
            Uncle lee 13 May 2021 01: 33
            +2
            Quote: out of habit
            Who didn't want to be released?

            Yes, the same Czechs, working for Germany until May 45 .... And their "grateful" descendants demolished the monument to Konev - the liberator of Prague! And all these tribalts, Poles, Czechs began to call the liberation "Soviet occupation"! This is the "nephew" ....
            1. out of habit
              out of habit 13 May 2021 04: 55
              +1
              I'm talking about the moment of liberation, not the post-war period. "Ancle lee" is Uncle Lee, right?
              1. Uncle lee
                Uncle lee 13 May 2021 05: 06
                +1
                Right, so what? English, for the 5th grade ... The medals "For the capture of Vienna", "For the capture of Budapest" don't talk about anything? But Warsaw and Prague were liberated ...
                1. out of habit
                  out of habit 13 May 2021 05: 44
                  0
                  Budapest was taken, Prague was liberated. Both countries entered the Warsaw Pact, and today they are equally hostile to us. What is the difference after all?
                  1. Uncle lee
                    Uncle lee 13 May 2021 06: 02
                    0
                    Quote: out of habit
                    What is the difference after all?

                    There is no difference in anti-Sovietism at the present time!
                    1. out of habit
                      out of habit 13 May 2021 07: 04
                      0
                      Get away from the answer. I'm about taking and liberating.
                      1. Uncle lee
                        Uncle lee 13 May 2021 08: 21
                        0
                        Many were happy, while others shot in the back of our soldiers. Anything happened ...
      2. Boris55
        Boris55 12 May 2021 07: 38
        -5
        Quote: Reptiloid
        It turns out that for those the war is not over, it continues

        "War Is a set of measures aimed at capturing foreign energy, natural and human resources".

        Wars never end - they change priorities. The seizure of other people's energy, natural and human resources is possible not only on the sixth priority of management, but also on higher ones. So the Soviet Union was not destroyed by military force. We went through fire and water and survived, but with copper pipes a bobble came out ...

        Yesterday I already wrote about how disgusting "our" media show the parade.
        They did everything to belittle the power of our army ...

        The presidential administration also distinguished itself. Slipped a wreath in the shape of an eight to the president:



        Eight is the eighth letter of the German alphabet - Н... Two eights mean Нeil Нitler. This is the kind of "hello" that Vaino and Kiriyenko conveyed to the fallen from the vanquished ...

        About tricolor at the parade and in the immortal regiment - this is a spit on the graves of the fallen and living, who fought in the Second World War and against those (Vlasovites in the broadest sense) who went under this banner to enslave us. About tricolor: http://fct-altai.ru/files/2021/Tricolor_09_04_2021.doc

        You can minus, but to pass by this means betraying the dead. Betray your grandfather who burned down in a tank near Stalingrad ... Don't be fooled by copper pipes.

        ps
        Society management priorities:

        1. Reptiloid
          Reptiloid 12 May 2021 09: 03
          +2
          Once upon a time there was an article with an illustration from the past --- Denikin against the background of the tricolor. ... I have not found it now. I forgot whose. If anyone remembers and writes --- thank you.
          There was also an article by Shpakovsky, autumn 2016, September, it seems, too, from a photo of those times. These are long-standing symbols - tricolor and EP. Somehow a name about an armored train?
          1. Boris55
            Boris55 12 May 2021 09: 17
            +7
            Quote: Reptiloid
            Denikin against the background of the tricolor.

            For the first time, the tricolor became state with the filing of an Englishwoman under Kerensky. Before that, it was used only on merchant ships and was never used by the government. It was under him that the traitors of the Russian land fought in the civil war and in the Second World War for the interests of our enemies (for more details in the link, post above).

            The parade of the traitors of the 1st ROA brigade in Pskov, captured by the German fascists, 1943 (there is a video of this parade on YouTube):
          2. Alf
            Alf 12 May 2021 19: 23
            +5
            Quote: Reptiloid
            These are long-standing symbols - tricolor and EP. Somehow a name about an armored train?

            1. Reptiloid
              Reptiloid 12 May 2021 21: 26
              +1
              This is exactly what it is. At the same time, the article contained a tricolor, the armored train from the article was remembered from a different angle
              That is, long before Vlasov.
        2. Roman070280
          Roman070280 12 May 2021 15: 59
          0
          "War is a complex of measures aimed at seizing other people's energy, natural and human resources."


          And who has captured all this from us now ??
          That's right .. those who hold the parades ..
          And from the rostrum they tell us about the "victory".
          About Victory over those who just fought against them !!
        3. Winnie76
          Winnie76 12 May 2021 23: 42
          -2
          Quote: Boris55
          About the tricolor at the parade and in the immortal regiment is a spit on the graves of the fallen and living, who fought in the Second World War and against those (Vlasovites in the broadest sense) who walked under this banner to enslave us.

          Buddy, google the Vlasov flag. He looks more like Andreevsky. The tricolor in different variations was used by RI from Peter 1, so it is quite worthy of respect no less than red. By the way, the SS Charlemagne division used the French tricolor, this circumstance does not cause hysterics in anyone in France
      3. Stirbjorn
        Stirbjorn 12 May 2021 07: 45
        +12
        Quote: Reptiloid
        Every year there are more attacks on the Victory and on the Parade.

        while the Mausoleum, where the real winners took the parade, will be draped, the attacks will not go anywhere
        1. Reptiloid
          Reptiloid 12 May 2021 08: 05
          +6
          Excerpt from unprinted
          ...... our Parade approached, our Victory Parade!
          Under the Mausoleum --- banners are unlikely, our enemies were defeated,

          The blue color of the drapery further aggravates the ambiguity ---- where did the German banners go?
    2. xorek
      xorek 12 May 2021 21: 20
      -3
      Quote: Uncle Lee
      "Putin Shows Russian Military Power"
      It is Russia that shows its military power! soldier

      Russia does not show power, but memory and that no one is forgotten and nothing is forgotten hi
      And that we will defend ourselves to the last, for the sake of our ancestors.
      At parades, they show the minimum of our capabilities .. And the West knows it very well!
  2. Private89
    Private89 12 May 2021 06: 03
    +7
    May 9th is good, the parade is right!
    But looking at this power, at what it has been doing with the country for 30 years, more and more people express the opinion that - My grandfather or great-grandfather did not fight for this!





    1. Per se.
      Per se. 12 May 2021 06: 41
      +6
      Quote: Private 89
      But looking at this power
      Miracles do not happen, one must understand that living in capitalism and being free from its laws is impossible. Especially when transnational monopolies have already taken shape, when there is already a single leader and master of world capitalism, and he is not in Russia.

      The paradox is that the main culprits of Hitler's coming to power remained unpunished, moreover, they presented themselves as almost the main "winners" of Nazism, in fact profiting from the war, enslaving the whole world.

      The point is not even that our grandfathers fought not for this, but in how many "communists" suddenly became former, betraying the party and the idea, becoming renegade traitors, for whom their billions are now the main life value.
      1. tatra
        tatra 12 May 2021 08: 34
        -5
        The only benefit from Gorbachev is that thanks to him, all the citizens of the USSR showed their true essence, and in his anti-Soviet / anti-communist Perestroika, it immediately became clear what a huge number of enemies of the communists, for the sake of profit under the rule of the communists, pretended to be communists and their supporters, and from Perestroika, they together with all the other enemies of the communists, they began to pretend to be "great lovers of man" in slandering the Bolshevik-communists, liberals, democrats.
    2. nikvic46
      nikvic46 12 May 2021 06: 47
      +1
      Private 89. Karaulov lived up to gray hair, but did not understand one thing. All those who forged Victory were opponents of the system in which we live. As for the prize money for the veterans, Karaulov did not name the pensions of these veterans. Perhaps our veterans receive much more pension in comparison with other post-Soviet countries.
  3. andrewkor
    andrewkor 12 May 2021 06: 06
    +1
    I watched the Parade from Tashkent with great interest. The difference with Moscow was always at two o'clock. ORT, the main broadcaster, began broadcasting to our region at 13 o'clock, and had to watch it on RTR.
    As always, the President's speech made a strong impression.
    The Parade itself is certainly more modest than last year, of course. Thirty-fours did not go straight. The T-14 was shown in passing. 76th Ilys were still made in Tashkent, not Ulyanovsk. I am quite satisfied with the rest. Thanks to various channels, ORT, RTR, and NTV, for showing the "kitchen" of preparing the broadcast of the Parade itself. For example, the well-coordinated work of calculations of salute calculations!
    1. for
      for 12 May 2021 08: 06
      -2
      Quote: andrewkor
      As always, the President's speech made a strong impression.

      The rest is "secondary."
      1. andrewkor
        andrewkor 12 May 2021 08: 45
        +1
        Well, why did you stick to one sentence? Have you read the rest?
  4. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 12 May 2021 07: 14
    -6
    I, somehow, always casually referred to the numbers of the participants in the parade: well, 12 thousand, so much equipment, so many planes ...
    And today I thought - if we add the PKK and security officials to ensure order, then in total there was an army of a small country armed with the most modern equipment on Red Square!))) wassat
    Here all sorts of Western gentlemen need to think about it!))))
  5. BAI
    BAI 12 May 2021 08: 40
    +1
    1. The parade is smaller in scale than last year. There were more people and technology then. We don’t count planes, they didn’t fly then.
    2. The most important point was not noted - for the first time it was said: "The Soviet people single-handedly fought against fascism." Not a word about allies and Lend-Lease. This have not happened before. This is a direct and frank challenge to the West, not the amount of equipment and personnel.
    3. I watched the parade on "Zvezda", and there were communication failures before the start. And the report from Yekaterinburg fell through. It's a pity. There, at the parade, the T-35 was supposed to pass.
    1. Pilat2009
      Pilat2009 14 May 2021 17: 48
      -1
      Quote: BAI
      for the first time it was said: "The Soviet people single-handedly fought against fascism." Not a word about allies and lend-lease

      Has the rewriting of history begun?
  6. cniza
    cniza 12 May 2021 09: 44
    +3
    At the same time, the parade and display of the army are called a hint for the West, because the armed forces have become the main foreign policy argument in the hands of the Russian authorities.


    And when and where it was different ...
  7. Pilat2009
    Pilat2009 12 May 2021 10: 11
    -6
    You don’t write nonsense. At 45 we were greeted everywhere as liberators, it was then the peoples felt all the charm of socialism and communism. Why, the standard of living in Austria and Italy was higher than in red Europe
    1. tatra
      tatra 12 May 2021 10: 32
      -1
      Don't write nonsense. The Communist Bolsheviks got a poor, backward country, with a high mortality rate, with massive epidemics and hunger, illiterate, ignorant, and even after the First World War and the Civil War. And after 20 years of restoration and development of the country, their external and internal enemies again unleashed a destructive, predatory, murderous war against the USSR and the Soviet people, destroying a third of the national state of the country. And you have found with which countries to compare. But the maniacal critics of the USSR did not interfere with the development of the republics of the USSR that they had captured, but they ruined all industries in them, proved that they were not able to earn money for the country and the people.
      1. Pilat2009
        Pilat2009 12 May 2021 19: 43
        -1
        Quote: tatra
        Bolshevik communists got a poor, backward country

        The conversation is not about a poor country, but about where this country has led the countries of Eastern Europe. Once again, on the wave of liberation, we were greeted as liberators, and now only the lazy does not spit
  8. Anachoret
    Anachoret 12 May 2021 12: 34
    -1
    At the same time, 12 thousand servicemen and 190 units. the technicians passed not just across Red Square, but "in front of Putin."

    Who else were they supposed to pass in front of? VVP is the commander-in-chief and is hosting the parade, everything is logical.
    Or was this also seen as Putin's aggressive intentions? )))
    The insanity of the verbal balancing act of foreign journalists in exposing Russia is already off scale.
    I remembered a movie about a marriage swindler and a divorce lawyer:
    - Have you ever appeared before this judge?
    - It is not supposed to be in front of her, first she speaks, then - we!
    - But you have already performed in front of her?
    -I repeat once again, you are not supposed to speak in front of her.
    - But you have already performed in her presence?
    - Yes, of course, many times, but not in front of her!
  9. zenion
    zenion 17 May 2021 14: 24
    0
    Lenin's mausoleum was covered. To be afraid that Lenin might be indignant, leave the Mausoleum and ask - on what basis Russia became the heir of the USSR and the appropriation of the victory of the socialist country against the capitalist west. How does capitalism relate to socialism? The USSR did not arrogate to itself the merits of the imperialist Russia of the tsar, and the capitalist-feudal Russia arrogates to itself the merits of the Soviet people?