Victory Parade and the Russian Military Strategy

Victory Parade and the Russian Military Strategy

On June 24, Moscow will hold a military parade to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. This year the annual ritual, normally held on May 9 but postponed because of the pandemic, has acquired an even more powerful symbolic significance, as it is being held on the same date that the first victory parade took place in Moscow in 1945. Michael Kofman, Olga Oliker, Jeffrey Edmonds, and Aleksandr Golts will discuss the actual and symbolic roles that the military plays in the Russian national narrative advanced by the Kremlin and consider how that shapes Russian military strategy today.
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