Thursday, May 01, 2014

First Since Cold War: Soviet-- Err Russian May Day Parade

In another sign of the resurgent Soviet Uni-- Vladimir Putin's Russia, the coutnry is holding a May Day parade for the first time since the Cold War. On this, the international day of labor, Putin is drawing another line in the sand.

Many banners displayed traditional slogans for the annual workers' holiday, like: "Peace, Labour, May". But others were more directly political, alluding to the crisis in neighboring former Soviet republic Ukraine, where Russian troops seized and annexed the Crimea peninsula in March, precipitating the biggest confrontation with the West since the Cold War.

"I am proud of my country," read one. "Putin is right," said another.


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