Skip to comments.US troops were also a part of the ‘Victory Day’ parade on the Red Square (The 1st Time)
Posted on 05/10/2010 1:58:11 PM PDT by Red Steel
Moscow, May 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The troops of US, France and Britain were also part of the Victory Day parade on the Red Square for the very first time. The Russian troops were also there in full force, but at the same time there was some emphasis on the international military forces as well. This move to have the international forces as part of the Victory Day celebrations on the Red Square has upset many Russian citizens.
The Victory Day celebrations are a process of commemorating the defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945. And this day has mostly been used by the Russians to snigger at the West, but this year the inclusion of the US, French and the British troops has puzzled many people.
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I assume the theory is that we did as much as the French to defeat the Nazis, so we get to march with French troops as equal partners.
One Freeper was so convinced when he/she saw this pic the other day that it just HAD to be a Disney building or float behind them because it was beyond all reason that a soldier would re-up on the Red Square.
I’m telling you, I slipped into an alternate universe about 2 years ago and can’t find my way home.
Yeah, that is one to tell the grand kids.
Western participation kind of puzzles me, too. The Soviets were for the Nazis before they were against them. They made the German invasion of Central and Western Europe possible, by ensuring that the German armies had a steady supply of Soviet goods to keep them going, and provided the Germans with a secure Eastern front. In the modern era, it was the mother of all blowbacks - a lot similar to the Sung empire’s decision to use the Mongols against the Western Hsia and Chin empires in the 13th century.
You ain't seen nuthin' yet...
The reason for US participation, you only have to look who is occupying the White House. It is his way to salute Communism.
As a Cold War vet I never thought I'd see the day . . . .
So why are the anti-communist Polish participating then?
Not only that, but Soviet History pretty much omits the western allies contribution to their victory in the "Great Patriotic War." Wonder how their explaining this to the kids?
I am sure even Putin is amazed that he has been able to play the man-child so easily.
So where was that photo taken? Legoland?
The day of the parade I had to look up the unit history of the 170th Infantry Bde, parent of the 2/18, because I had never heard of them.
I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the 170th had actually been sent to Russia at the end of WWI and ended-up being the only US Army unit to fight the Bolsheviks on Russian soil.
I thought that was a pretty cool trade-off for marching in Red Square :-)
IrishCatholic gave you a good answer about Poland, and for Obama, it's his salute to the birth place of the Communist Party and the world's first socialist state.
Looks like Butthead ignored this flag too.........hope so.
I doubt it. Reading up on the foreign troops that fought the Communists in Russia as the Revolution was taking hold, I got the distinct impression it's still something that sticks in their craw. That foreign troops were fighting Russians in Russia.
I am happy to see that somebody, somewhere in the US Army has a sense of humor :-)
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