At least 14,000 servicemen from 13 different countries were marching in Moscow’s Red Square to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Victory Day.
The Russian military also show cased over 200 vehicles, including historic tanks, and cutting-edge missile systems during the annual event.
The Victory parade was earlier rescheduled from 9 May to 24 June amid the restrictive COVID-19 measures imposed in Russia. The date was chosen to commemorate the historic parade of triumphant Red Army troops in Moscow held 75 years ago today.
At least 10 presidents are visiting the parade, while numerous diplomats and ministers from various counties and international organizations have also arrived in Moscow to take part in the festivities.
V-Day is one of the most important national holidays in Russia. The Victory Day parade, making the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, known as the Great Patriotic War to the Russians.
Ceremonial troops marched across Moscow’s center this year for a wreath-laying ceremony, the air over the Russian capital was teeming with military aircraft, which were deployed in record numbers for the occasion.
For 75 years, we have been told that the WW II started on September 1st, 1939 when Germany invaded Poland, even though the Pacific Theater between Japan and China began two years earlier.
The Second World War, the most devastating war in Europe’s history, was started as an immediate result of the notorious Nazi-Soviet Treaty on Non-Aggression of 23 August 1939, also known as the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact.
Secret protocols, were set whereby two totalitarian regimes that shared the goal of world conquest divided Europe into two zones of influence.
The Molotov-Ribbentrop was really a confidential agreement between Hitler and Stalin to conquer Europe and divide it between them.
However, the fact of the matter is that neither the Soviets or even Germany drew the dividing line in Poland in 1939. It was a reinstatement of the border acknowledged by the League of Nations and Poland itself as put forward by the British following WWI.
Yet according to the EU, even though Moscow was the last country to agree to a peace deal with Hitler, it was all part of a hidden plot between them. But, in that case, why then did Germany choose to invade the USSR in 1941?
The EU leaves this question unanswered. Never mind that in the Spring of 1941, less than two months before Operation Barbarossa, Stalin gave a speech to the Kremlin at a state banquet for recent graduates of the Frunze Military Academy to give warning of an imminent attack.
It has become a widespread and ridiculous belief in the West that Stalin somehow killed as much as five times as many people as Hitler. During WW II over 25 million Russians were killed by Nazi Germany, including 5 million Russian/Polish Jews that did not die in prison or labor camps.
Sputnik / ABC Flash Point WW II News 2020.