Tag: May 9 Victory Day

Russia’s Victory Day Celebration — An Insubstantial Pageant

May 11, 2015

Russia’s 70th annual VE day celebration is now over. Therefore we can provide an objective analysis of he controversy around it. Predictably Russia’s claque in Europe, the UK, and the US attacked the political leaders who declined to attend this pageant of Russian military prowess. Those refusals were, of course, in large measure due to […]

Russia Update: Putin Marks 70th Victory Day Anniversary Flanked by Chinese, Kazakh Leaders

May 9, 2015

At today’s Victory Day parade in Moscow, President Vladimir Putin was flanked not by the leaders of the countries who were the Kremlin’s historic allies in World War II and with whom it divvied up the European continent in the Yalta Conference, but with Chinese leader Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan, representing a […]

Ukraine Live Day 440: More Heavy Fighting in Donetsk, More Heavy Weaponry in Lugansk

May 4, 2015

Yesterday’s live coverage of the Ukraine conflict can be found here. An archive of our liveblogs can be found here. For an overview and analysis of this developing story see our latest podcast. Please help The Interpreter to continue providing this valuable information service by making a donation towards our costs. For links to individual […]

Ukraine Liveblog Day 80: Waiting For Victory Day

May 8, 2014

Tomorrow is Victory Day, the Soviet holiday commemorating the defeat of the Nazis. Pro-Russian rallies are planned across the region. Sunday is May 11, the proposed date for the separatists’ referendum on greater autonomy for eastern Ukraine. Will these events increase tensions and further divide Ukraine? Yesterday’s liveblog can be found here. For an overview […]