Russia Celebrates Victory Over Nazi Germany, Putin Visits Newly "Acquired" Crimea, Ukraine Cries Foul

Tyler Durden's picture

A day after Russia shocked the world with an impressive demonstration of military preparation for what it dubbed was a "massive nuclear attack", the country is celebrating its traditional May 9 national holiday which marks the Soviet victory over Nazis in World War II. Among the people watching the traditional and impressive military demonstration on Red Square was Russian president Vladimir Putin.

This is a full replay of what he saw.

“It’s a day when we all especially keenly feel what it means to be faithful to the motherland and how important it is to be able to defend its interests,” Putin said at the Moscow parade. “It’s a holiday when the all-triumphant power of patriotism celebrates victory.”

However it is not Putin's presence as the rally that was notably, but what he did after, when hours after the he watched the tanks rumble on Red Square Putin flew to Crimea for the first time since its annexation, to oversee Russia's newest territorial expansion. This happened even as both Ukraine, Germany and the head of NATO all voiced strong objections to such a visit by Putin which not only formalizes the expansion, but spits in the eye of Western attempts to contain the Ukraine conflict and/or de-escalate:

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said three days ago a visit by Putin to Crimea would be regrettable.

 

“The situation there is so grave that a trip like this could provoke greater violence,” Tatyana Stanovaya, an analyst at the Moscow-based Center for Political Technologies, said by phone May 7. “The visit would appeal to Russians at home who are happy to have Crimea back in the country’s fold.”

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said yesterday he’s concerned that Russia is “planning provocations” today.

Ukraine was even more despondent:

  • UKRAINE FOREIGN MINISTRY PROTESTS PUTIN'S CRIMEA VISIT
  • UKRAINE: PUTIN VISIT CONFIRMS RUSSIA WANTS TO ESCALATE TENSION

The tension started by a CIA-funded violent coup in Ukraine? Why yes. yes he does.

While we commiserate with the completely helpless and without leverage Ukraine government, as well as the reliant on Russian gas Germany, perhaps consider this a preview of what Putin will do next year when long after East Ukraine aka "Novorossiya" has seceded from the west, the Russian president will have a land route from the Kremlin all the way to Sevastopol. He may even ride a bear all the way from Point A to point B. Bare chested.

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LawsofPhysics's picture

Yes, yes, we really hate it when other countries adopt truly American practices...

Haus-Targaryen's picture

Quit similar to the old one, save the rhetoric. 

USSA/EUSSR

"We are here to bring freedom and democracy to your country."

Russia

"We want this piece of real estate."

But, I would prefer a wolf in wolf'S clothing as opposed to an wolf in an idiot sheep's clothing.

Anusocracy's picture

The Vladimir Monroe Doctrine.

TeamDepends's picture

There's nothing in the streets
Looks any different to me
And the slogans are replaced, by-the-bye
And the parting on the left
Are now parting on the right
And the beards have all grown longer overnight

 

Eyeroller's picture

... same as the old boss.

(But will we get fooled again?)

Headbanger's picture

We already were a long time ago.

BandGap's picture

Snappy outfits, catchy tunes. This rates an 8 out of 10 on the Bluff-o-Meter.

Fuck, I've given up on reality. What we have going here is a lot more interesting and fun!

Anusocracy's picture

Can't wait for the new TV programs like Dancing With the Tsars.

gcjohns1971's picture

They already have it - only it is on ICE.

They call it "Ice Age".

 

It is a great show. 

It is a pity that most on both sides will have to die before sanity reasserts itself.

gcjohns1971's picture

Like invading Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland, Chekoslavakia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzistan, Kazakhstan, and Afghanistan....just to name a few from the last century?

Well, what comes around goes around.

Russia does seem to have a thing for invading its neighbors.  And then it is strangely suprized when their neighbors invade, or begin insurgencies against them.  It usually happens once each century or so.

 

America, on the other hand, invades OTHER COUNTRIES' NEIGHBORS.  I suppose it is just a matter of preference to the sociopaths in charge.

Maybe we could all do the same thing, but in a way that harms the civilians less, and simply bomb our own capitals?

- It would save fuel for the bombers

-Targeting would be much more precise

- Collateral damage would be less

- Only the assholes who want a fight would get it

- The rest of the national industry would be unaffected.

- It would provide a purpose to the intentional collection of psychopaths in government.  We gather them with promises of power, and them eliminate them - much like you entice mice with tasty cheese into the trap.

 

 

TeamDepends's picture

I love the smell of borscht in the morning.

RafterManFMJ's picture

Who cares?

Say, when is the parade where we celebrate our victory over the aggressors N. Vietnam, N. Korea, Afghanistan, Iraq, Grenada, Libya, Panama, Serbia, Yemen, Somalia, Syria, and East Bumb****?

Man, that'll be one SWEET parade!

MeMongo's picture

Indeed a SWEET parade! Undoubtedly chock full of matzo ball vendors :-O

Snidley Whipsnae's picture

Granada... yeah, we really kicked the shit out of that super power!

Don't forget Cuba... someday Coca Kola is going to raise an army and take back their sugar cane fields.

Headbanger's picture

And when does the UK celebrate its smashing victory over Argentina?

MeMongo's picture

Take that Bitchez!

intric8's picture

Cool hand vlad continues to one-up these pro west asshats. Check out merkel whining like a sore loser

q99x2's picture

Fuck You Goldman Sachs

Sudden Debt's picture

Must be cool to see such a parade

BandGap's picture

I was thinking the same thing. Bet the crowds get pumped watching this hardware roll by.

Clever Name's picture

Because their sheep are the same as ours.

I found this funny:

This happened even as both Ukraine, Germany and the head of NATO all voiced strong objections to such a visit by Putin which not only formalizes the expansion, but spits in the eye of Western attempts to contain the Ukraine conflict and/or de-escalate

Who was voicing "stong objections" when Western diplomats were visting Kiev in the middle of the coup? Crickets?

lakecity55's picture

The hypocrisy is deafening, huh?

gcjohns1971's picture

The West doesn't believe in their politicians.

Elections are like a honeypot so you can find out who the sociopaths among you are.

Unfortunately, Russia is buying Putin's bullshit hook, line, and sinker.

 

They always did like a strong man.  That's what the whole 'Rurik the Viking' story is about.  Isn't it?

BlindMonkey's picture

Especially hardware that is paid for. The US gear is all bought on credit.

Snidley Whipsnae's picture

"This happened even as both Ukraine, Germany and the head of NATO all voiced strong objections to such a visit by Putin which not only formalizes the expansion, but spits in the eye of Western attempts to contain the Ukraine conflict and/or de-escalate:"

The West is trying to de-escalate conflict in the Ukraine?

Who coulda knowed?

Eyeroller's picture

According to CNBS, it DID escalate on Wednesday.  And the sheeple bought, bought, bought.

Cap Matifou's picture

Every attempt is made.

Evidence The Mainstream Media Won't Show You [WARNING: Disturbing Footage]

Videos and Photos of the Odessan Massacre, and Why It Was Done

I figure Russia will have a chat with the perps in the cheering crowd, wherever they hide on the planet.

BorisTheBlade's picture

The West seems to have no clue what it's doing, I haven't seen such a disconnect between words and actions for a long time, except maybe when Saddam was about to march his one-million strong army to crush the US. Paper tigers, NATO, US and Germany. None of those have anything to gain from meddling in Ukraine in the long run and the only reason this charade continues is those genuises need to figure a way out a way to save their pretty faces after such a disaster. Obama started to make Bush look good.

StychoKiller's picture

It's at times like these that I really miss "Baghdad Bob!"

Winston Churchill's picture

I piss in your borscht.

f16hoser's picture

Happy Holiday Russia. I too hate the NAZI's. Especially US /Bush family NAZI's!!!!!!!!! One day, we to will have a We Defeated NAZI's (again) Holiday!!!

 

GetZeeGold's picture

 

 

We got rid of Bush 5 years ago.....just thought I'd let you know.

 

Can't you feel the difference?

Dr. Engali's picture

Some people live in the past and fail to realize that we replaced a nazi dolt with a narcissistic marxist. 

toady's picture

Which one? Note the comment said "Bush FAMILY". I believe the comment was pointed at the Bush that collaborated with the Nazis in WII. It may have been pointing at GHW for his piano wire work with the CIA, but it definitely wasn't a slight at W, the runt of the litter. Let's see what tricks Jeb has up his sleeve!

Billy Shears's picture

Crimea is more "Russian" than Puerto Rico is "American" or any part of the American Southwest for that matter, one could make the case.

LawsofPhysics's picture

Indeed, are the Russians interested in Puerto Rico?  Tell them they are getting a deal!

optimator's picture

But, please, make that deal retroactive.

Tsar Pointless's picture

To take it one step further and be brutally honest, Russia is more "Russian" than America is "American".

Manifest Destiny, hello!

Canucklehead's picture

To be brutally honest, there are historical reasons why no one but Russians stays in Russia, given the chance to leave. Sometimes the Russians will even punch your ticket to get you to go...

BlindMonkey's picture

If only we could do that in the US.

Anusocracy's picture

It needed to start about two hundred years ago.

shovelhead's picture

Well,

Somebody had to clean out all those Messicans who had the nerve to park on our United States.

We had to liberate the Indians from colonization.

gcjohns1971's picture

The southwest isn't that Mexican yet.

But the NorthEast Liberal Elite are doing everything they can in that direction!

Dr. Engali's picture

Somebody call  the PC police. I don't see any rainbow colors or gay pride balloons. Get Al Sharpton and his bullhorn over there to shake them down.... er.. I mean to raise awareness pronto.

Save_America1st's picture

In America, the so-called leaders call patriots "domestic terrorists".  That includes military veterans. 

just sayin'...

ThisIsBob's picture

George Washington and his pals were terrorists... until they won.