Over the time, the Victory Parade has lost its true sense, having become Putin's political PR aimed to show to the whole world the power of Russian army as a force to be reckoned with. The world has long become a different place so no one is afraid anymore of Russians showcasing their obsolete weapons.
Russia's decision to hold a traditional military parade on Moscow's Red Square is nothing but "victory obscurantism" amid the coronavirus spike and a demonstration of Kremlin's "military prowess" to divert the attention of ordinary Russians from own social problems.
Russian mercenaries from Wagner PMC who are fighting in Libya on the side of Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar desecrated Niffati Mosque in Ein Zara in south of Tripoli https://igtds.org/2020/06/mosque-vandalized-by-russians-in-libya-wagner-group-neo-nazis-on-the-side-of-khalifa-haftar
Upon hearing from the West a firm ‘no’ regarding the lifting of sanctions, Russia hasn’t abandoned attempts to find a way to settle the issue that’s long become a real nuisance. Until now, Russian propaganda masterminds mostly focused their efforts this end on a massive campaign aimed to raise international outcry, claiming that “sanctions hinder the fight against the corona”, trying to win hearts of certain EU member states, including through providing “humanitarian” assistance to the corona-struck Italy, while at the same time seeking to secure the adoption of the relevant resolution of the UN General Assembly.
W czasie, gdy większość krajów podejmuje kroki w celu przeciwdziałania rozprzestrzenianiu się pandemii COVID-19 i stabilizacji gospodarek narodowych, Federacja Rosyjska nadal realizuje swoje imperialne ambicje i wykorzystując e obecną sytuację epidemiologiczną w celu doprowadzenia do pogorszenia stosunków jak w ramach UE i NATO tak i pomiędzy nimi.
Kiev Russian President Vladimir Putin is now in the 20th year of his reign and shows no signs of leaving the throne. Ever. He served two four-year terms as president from 2000 to 2008 and a single four-year stint as prime minister while a seat-warmer (Dmitry Medvedev) held the president’s office from 2008 to 2012. The former KGB lieutenant colonel then returned to the president’s chair for a “new” first term from 2012 to 2018. He is currently two years into the second of two six-year terms as president that will, in theory anyway, end in 2024. For the uninitiated, the Russian constitution was written in the waning days of the Soviet Union and originally forbad a president from serving more than two consecutive terms—and when the document was first written, those terms were limited to four years. As the end of Putin’s second term approached, there was a palpable sense of panic within the Kremlin ruling apparatus—the overpowering fear that Putin would leave office and the cabal of former KGB officers and other associates around him would lose control over the country.
Russia is officially threatening an Italian newspaper over the report revealing the true objective of the Russian military team deployed in Italy. The analysis of documentary material confirms the conclusions made by La Stampa on the intelligence-driven nature of the Russian mission, which is being concealed under the pretext of “assistance” in fighting the novel coronavirus.
Over the past 24 hours, from March 31 to April 1, Russia officially reported 440 new coronavirus cases (although few still believe the official data released there), which brings the total count to 2,777 with 24 deaths. Meanwhil, preparations are ongoing for the May 9 Victory Parade on Red Square, with a large-scale rehearsal being part of it. Despite the rapidly developing pandemic, the scale of which in Russia has been concealed for several months, tas well as the lack of necessary equipment, medications and professionals to fight the coronavirus, Moscow is not suspending its propaganda projects. And it’s pretty clear that Victory Day parade is not about paying tribute to the Soviet soldiers killed in World War II but primarily the propaganda stunt to promote the “greatness” of the Russian army. Today, a video of a major rehearsal was posted on social networks, shocking users.
9 marca b.r. Sąd Okręgowy w Hadze rozpoczął postępowanie w sprawie zestrzelenia malezyjskiego Boeinga wykonywującego lot z Amsterdamu do Kuala Lumpur. Jednak wkrótce została ogłoszona przerwą w posiedzeniach w celu zapoznania się przez stronę obrony z aktami sprawy. Pomimo starań rosyjskiej propagandy o oskarżenie Trybunału Sprawiedliwości w Hadze w stronniczości druga część pierwszej sesji posiedzenia Sądu w sprawie MH17 odbędzie się już w bieżącym tygodniu (23 - 27 marca).
The fact that Putin never intended to let go of his power in 2024 raised no doubts. The change of government and the announced constitutional reform only added certainty to the way he had chosen to continue his reign over Russia. This is the path of life-long rule in the shape of absolutist autocracy. The urgency of power transfer is due to the threatening situation with Putin’s popular ratings and the unwillingness on the part of Belarus to consent to creating a Union State. The option isn't off the table, remaining as an alternative.
The report by the Venice Commission of December 9, 2019, contains a conclusion stating that Russia putting in its delegation people's deputies elected including with the use of the votes cast in the occupied Crimea is a direct basis for challenging the delegation's composition, as well as its very right to participate in PACE work.For the Council of Europe, it is an established fact that Crimea was illegally annexed by the Russian Federation, while the "elections" to Russia's State Duma were held in the occupied territory of the peninsula in direct violation of international law. Organizing and conducting parliamentary elections by the occupying state in the seized territory are prohibited by international humanitarian law, so Russia's actions of constitute yet another direct violation. Given the temporary nature of the Crimea occupation, the primary duty of the occupying state must be to restore electoral rights of citizens living under occupation in relation to the parliament of the sovereign state, that is, Ukraine, rather than the Russian Federation, the occupying power.
On January 23, the State Duma of the Russian Federation launched a constitutional reform, which in fact should have Putin's name printed all over it. The country is sinking ever deeper into a state of Orwellian dictatorship, even tougher than it was over the years of Soviet rule.