Russia’s Putin Gives The West A WWII History Lesson: Here’s Why – Forbes

President Vladimir Putin of Russia may have had to postpone the parade planned to mark the 75th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in WWII. He has not missed the opportunity to make a point to the West.

Some 15,000 military personnel and hundreds of pieces of armour were originally due to take part in a parade scheduled for May 9: a tribute to the victorious Soviet troops who fought Hitler’s forces, and a show of modern Russia’s martial might.

The parade had to be postponed because of the coronavirus. It is now due to go ahead June 24, the anniversary of the first victory parade in 1945.

Then, the Soviet Union, the United States, and their allies celebrated together as victors united by a common cause.

This year, things are different—and history has become the