Cold War brought a vacuum in knowledge about Russians - US citizen

“It is really unexpected pleasure… It’s a very promising gesture of friendship,” says Brad Crews, originally from the U.S. but now living in Moscow, about the US troops marching on Red Square on the Victory day.

However, there used to be less friendly periods in the relations between the US and the Soviet Union. Crews’ father worked in the Pentagon at the times of Cold War.

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“He didn’t really talk about it much at all until I was a young man and I found myself living in Russian culture. He used to like to tell me how they looked down on Red Square from their satellites all around Russia. They used to enjoy watching the Russians,” says Mr Crews jokingly.

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