If you are Putin, what’s the most important event of 2015?
“We are reflecting on the expiring year and making plans – what we are going to do next year,” the Russian President said at the New Year reception in the Kremlin.
“There were many events in the outgoing year but the most important was the 70th anniversary of the Great Victory [over Nazi Germany],” Putin said.
The president said that the Russians celebrated the anniversary “with honor for fathers and grandfathers whose destiny inspired”.
This year’s V-day celebrations saw numerous military parades showing off Russian regiments and the army’s newest hardware from Vladivostok to Moscow and Sevastopol. In the symbolic march known as the Immortal Regiment, commemorating the 27 million Soviets killed in WWII, 12 million people filled the streets of Russia carrying photos of their relatives, who participated in the war against the Nazis.
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