Video: American troops celebrate victory in Red Square

posted at 6:50 pm on May 10, 2010 by Allahpundit

Via Cuffy Meigs, a palate cleanser that’s one part awesome and one part freaky deaky. Anyone who came of age during the Cold War will, I trust, find this clip as jarring as I do. But good news: The Russians find it jarring too.

Author Alexander Prokhanov, editor in chief of the nationalist Zavtra daily, called the appearance of U.S. servicemen in Red Square a national humiliation.

“The fact that American troops are trampling underfoot the cobblestones of Red Square is a huge shame and humiliation for Russia,” Prokhanov said. “Thus they are celebrating their final victory not in World War II but in the Cold War.”

Imagine Obama’s horror upon finding out that this latest attempt at “outreach” or “hitting the reset button” or wherever we are now in our on-again/off-again detente with Russia isn’t being perceived with goodwill. Speaking of which, any theories as to why Putin told Joe Biden at the eleventh hour that he was no longer invited to yesterday’s ceremony? (“The White House is privately furious at the snub.”) According to the Guardian, it’s because Biden is pals with Putin nemesis Mikheil Saakashvili, but that can’t be right. Doesn’t the Kremlin know that we’ve gone out of our way to please them by snubbing Saakashvili? Reset-mania!


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Obama sending the Russians a message, The US is your new communist Overlords…

doriangrey on May 10, 2010 at 6:54 PM

The vodka was flowing I hope.

Now that Russia is just a typical nationalistic kleptocracy state and not “Soviet” anymore, I can live with it.

Mr. Joe on May 10, 2010 at 6:55 PM

doriengray, nice, very nice.

Mr. Joe on May 10, 2010 at 6:56 PM

Never thought I would see that in my lifetime.

Fletch54 on May 10, 2010 at 6:56 PM

Molodets!

Realist on May 10, 2010 at 6:57 PM

any theories as to why Putin told Joe Biden…he was no longer invited

Because Biden’s a dumb-ass?

Actually, Putin is the DA… rubbing elbows with Biden for a few hours (especially after a few Stoli’s) would yield HUGE national secrets (he already knows how many, thanks Obama, but by the end of the reception he’d have the targets, base-locs and launch codes).

lionheart on May 10, 2010 at 6:58 PM

Thanks for the link, Allah — Cold War Victory Parade!

Cuffy Meigs on May 10, 2010 at 7:00 PM

Somewhere, old Dutch and Bill Buckley are having a great time.

SteveMG on May 10, 2010 at 7:01 PM

Somewhere, Reagan is smiling down with joy.

portlandon on May 10, 2010 at 7:03 PM

Vladimir Putin has snubbed both the Prince of Wales and the US vice-president, Joe Biden, by refusing to allow them to attend a parade in Red Square marking the 65th anniversary of the end of the second world war, the Guardian has learned.

And yet again Putin shows or tries to show that he(Russia) calls the shots and we just jump to his tune. Putin wants to show that the US troops have been separated from their civilian leadership and we just obliged him.

Great job O. The troops should have been told not to march.

journeyintothewhirlwind on May 10, 2010 at 7:04 PM

You know, I don’t have a problem with this. First of all, the meeting of the allied armies in 1945 was a major event in history and it is right that it be remembered, secondly, if we had initiated a similar event in DC I’m sure the same nations would have participated, and thirdly, I think this is a great reminder of who won the cold war and it opens the door for a young generation to learn about that. So, yeah, I don’t have a problem with this.

dczombie on May 10, 2010 at 7:04 PM

We won you dirty rotten stinkin commie red sumbeaches.

Always hoped we would get a parade somewhere.

Just A Grunt on May 10, 2010 at 7:04 PM

God Bless you Ronald Reagan.

RealMc on May 10, 2010 at 7:04 PM

In Communist Russia, the Marines march on you!

MyImamToldMeToDoIt on May 10, 2010 at 7:05 PM

That’s how World War II should have ended!

Kafir on May 10, 2010 at 7:08 PM

Now that’s a big F***ing deal!!!

Never in my lifetime!

“Thus they are celebrating their final victory not in World War II but in the Cold War.”

Not surprising that the Russians would acknowledge our victory over Soviet tyranny before our own present administration would.

The only thing Democrats feel about the Soviet Union is envy.

“Socialism hasn’t worked in 6,000 years of recorded history because it didn’t have me to run it.” – Ted Kennedy

Speakup on May 10, 2010 at 7:08 PM

Man oh Man if this was The Days of Kings and Queens the Bureaucrats could start a War with out even knowing about it ..

wheels on May 10, 2010 at 7:10 PM

Awesome pass in review by our boys.

Rightwingguy on May 10, 2010 at 7:12 PM

If I was marching in that parade, I’d have to find some dog crap to smear on my shoes first.

Cybergeezer on May 10, 2010 at 7:13 PM

This is just a prelude to Russian and UN troops marching in DC! This is the NWO folks!

sonnyspats1 on May 10, 2010 at 7:14 PM

Other sources say the Americans were feted and awarded special medals.

BYW, wasn’t it Putin who told BHO that US didn’t need socialism? “We tried that and it didn’t work.”

Don’t much care for Putin but at least he is trying to build Russia.

Caststeel on May 10, 2010 at 7:18 PM

I hope Uncle Joe is whacking Nikita on the head with a shoe at the General Assembly of hell yelling “They buried US! They buried US!”

Oldnuke on May 10, 2010 at 7:18 PM

I’m surprised the French contingent didn’t surrender….

Rightwingguy on May 10, 2010 at 7:19 PM

Don’t much care for Putin but at least he is trying to build Russia.

Caststeel on May 10, 2010 at 7:18 PM

If you look at Russian demographics you understand Putin fairly well.

Holger on May 10, 2010 at 7:20 PM

Zavtra is a fringe paper for freaks.

exception on May 10, 2010 at 7:22 PM

We would’ve done it 60 some earlier if Gen Patton had had his way……..

sbark on May 10, 2010 at 7:22 PM

Obama is now getting a taste of what Kennedy tasted…they work over the naive rookies.
Obama can stomp and scream all he wants, Russia has him by the huevos.

right2bright on May 10, 2010 at 7:22 PM

Why would they be angry at US troops marching on the hallowed cobblestones of Red Square like this? “Hallowed” because it’s former Soviet Red Square? That’s akin to having the Germans pissed at the same US troops marching in Berlin on the “hallowed cobblestones” of the Nazis. The Soviet Union isn’t something to be reminisced in such a way. T’wasn’t a good thing.

JetBoy on May 10, 2010 at 7:22 PM

That’s how World War II should have ended!

Kafir on May 10, 2010 at 7:08 PM

It`s the way Patton wanted it. Imagine if we had broken that empire and kept it that way. :)

Repeat these words: Russia will always be our enemy.

ThePrez on May 10, 2010 at 7:23 PM

Holger on May 10, 2010 at 7:20 PM

You’re right. He does have a real problem there. And Russia is not in a very nice neighborhood.

Caststeel on May 10, 2010 at 7:23 PM

Yankees and Limeys and Frogs, oh my!

Bigfoot on May 10, 2010 at 7:24 PM

The Soviet Union isn’t something to be reminisced in such a way. T’wasn’t a good thing.

JetBoy on May 10, 2010 at 7:22 PM

There ain’t no party like the Communist Party, dog.

TheUnrepentantGeek on May 10, 2010 at 7:32 PM

Author Alexander Prokhanov, editor in chief of the nationalist Zavtra daily, called the appearance of U.S. servicemen in Red Square a national humiliation.

Oh well – he’ll get over it. Or not.

Better our guys there celebrating in a victory parade than living here under a Russian regime as a soviet state….

tru2tx on May 10, 2010 at 7:34 PM

Cuban cigars for all!

infidel4life on May 10, 2010 at 7:34 PM

You’re right. He does have a real problem there. And Russia is not in a very nice neighborhood.

Caststeel on May 10, 2010 at 7:23 PM

The Sins of Communism, even worse that they went from Feudalism straight to Marxist-Leninist Communism without the intermediate steps.

But to be fair, Russia has never been a great place to live.

Holger on May 10, 2010 at 7:36 PM

Just think would Obama allow such a Victory March in our country? Celebrating any kind of war victory?

Vigilante on May 10, 2010 at 7:39 PM

I was a brand new married PVT. assigned to Ft Riley in the 90′s. Ft. Riley was hosting Russian military units for outreach programs. My wife went to the on post gas station and was immediately hit on by the whole Russian Army. Justice has been served.

Howcome on May 10, 2010 at 7:39 PM

Was there a big poster of Stalin around?

RobCon on May 10, 2010 at 7:46 PM

I’m surprised the French contingent didn’t surrender….

Rightwingguy on May 10, 2010 at 7:19 PM

Rimshot, please. I guess they sent the Foreign Legion.

steveegg on May 10, 2010 at 7:46 PM

Just think would Obama allow such a Victory March in our country? Celebrating any kind of war victory?

Vigilante on May 10, 2010 at 7:39 PM

The question is, who would he allow to make that Victory March. There’s various stripes of Communists and Islamokazis competing for that honor.

steveegg on May 10, 2010 at 7:47 PM

The U.S. looked sharp. The rest looked silly with their arms swinging and uniforms.

shick on May 10, 2010 at 7:54 PM

What in the hell are they saluting? The only things on that side of the square are the Kremlin and Lenin’s Tomb.

Tanya on May 10, 2010 at 7:58 PM

Imagine Obama’s horror upon finding out that this latest attempt at “outreach” or “hitting the reset button” or wherever we are now in our on-again/off-again detente with Russia isn’t being perceived with goodwill. Speaking of which, any theories as to why Putin told Joe Biden at the eleventh hour that he was no longer invited to yesterday’s ceremony? (“The White House is privately furious at the snub.”)

The Russians are teaching PP(u$$y) a lesson. History didn’t begin with his election (or his birth despite what he thinks). They don’t respect him for a variety of reasons. He’s weak. He is ignorant despite his desperation to be a useful, commie tool. Biden is probably one of the most arrogant, ignorant white men on earth – a perfect match for the Weenie-in-Chief.

We have clowns in control. The Russians know that. Same with Britain. Nice show on the part of the Ruskies. How many heads have exploded over nothing?

They made their point.

And one more thing. Why would anyone want Biden around. If he set foot on my property, I would tell him to get off or call the police to remove him. Why should Russia feel differently?

Cody1991 on May 10, 2010 at 8:02 PM

Man, is this site compromised as a conservative blog. AP’s The One ordering American troops to march for Putin’s oligarchy, which itself is a charade for communism, if that doesn’t OFFEND what America is all about, I don’t know what does.

Maybe AP’s rutting for Kagan’s sexuality – he did come out of the closet a couple months ago – tops even that.

No, no it doesn’t.

Liberty is dead. Someone shoot me.

klickink.wordpress.com on May 10, 2010 at 8:03 PM

@ klickink.wordpress.com on May 10, 2010 at 8:03 PM

Thought this was all about celebrating the victory over the Nazis. Where we not part of that victory?

Vigilante on May 10, 2010 at 8:09 PM

Just think would Obama allow such a Victory March in our country? Celebrating any kind of war victory?

Vigilante on May 10, 2010 at 7:39 PM

We don’t need Russians marching in our streets. We have Barry and his Czars in place to do that.

Cody1991 on May 10, 2010 at 8:13 PM

“The fact that American troops are trampling underfoot the cobblestones of Red Square is a huge shame and humiliation for Russia,” Prokhanov said. “Thus they are celebrating their final victory not in World War II but in the Cold War.”

Well if ya put it thataway… ok!

Akzed on May 10, 2010 at 8:14 PM

The ultimate humiliation would’ve been a “diversity” contingent replete with rainbow flags and a float of twink boys grinding to Lady Gaga.

The Ugly American on May 10, 2010 at 8:23 PM

Great job O. The troops should have been told not to march.

journeyintothewhirlwind on May 10, 2010 at 7:04 PM

Spot on…

At least the photo didn’t show Sailors “marching”… We don’t do that so good…

Khun Joe on May 10, 2010 at 8:32 PM

Well, now that the Cold War us over perhaps we can be reminded that the US and Russia has good ties until the Bolshevik Revolution, and that Russia was the first major European power to recognize US independence from Britain.

EasyEight on May 10, 2010 at 8:32 PM

Does anyone know what Army unit was involved? I admit that my eyes are dimming but there seemed to be a mighty collection of battle flags on the standard just to the left of Old Glory.

Mason on May 10, 2010 at 8:35 PM

Putin stretching his imperialist wings? Check out these paragraphs from the GuardianUK article:

The White House is privately furious at the snub. Barack Obama told Russia’s president, Dmitry Medvedev, he was unable to attend but had confidently offered Biden as his replacement. Moscow’s diplomatic corps has been abuzz all week with news of Putin’s unexpected veto.

Pavel Felgenhaur, a defence analyst and columnist with the opposition Novaya Gazeta newspaper, said that Putin had personally decided to kick Prince Charles off the list. “It was entirely his decision,” he said. Other sources have confirmed the story.

Felgenhaur said the Kremlin was in an uncompromising mood following a string of recent foreign policy successes. These include the overthrow of Ukraine’s pro-western government and its replacement by a pro-Russian one, and last month’s revolution in Kyrgyzstan, now run by a more Kremlin-friendly administration.

onlineanalyst on May 10, 2010 at 8:37 PM

Yankees and Limeys and Frogs, oh my!

Bigfoot on May 10, 2010 at 7:24 PM

LOL!!!

Those Brits sure wear some funny hats but they’re pretty good in a fight so….

*salutes*

Yakko77 on May 10, 2010 at 8:38 PM

This post is such bullshit. Don’t cultivate ignorance among the readership of Hotair, AP. The Russians went through great lengths to ensure the presence of Western personnels at the parade. I’ve seen no evidence what-so-ever, this editorial from a fringe newspaper notwithstanding, that they’re the slightest bit upset with the outcome.

The acting president of Poland was present in Moscow, incidentally, as were Polish veterans. Russia is conducting a major charm offensive and from what I can tell from my little corner of the world, it’s working. For instance, answering the calls of intellectuals, many Poles appeared at memorials dedicated to Red Army soldiers and placed candles there last weekend. Ever the famously Russophobic Jaroslaw Kaczynski (brother of the late president) felt obliged to make a video-statement to the Russian people stating otherwise. The Russians have correctly identify Poland as the center of pro-American/anti-Russian sentiments in this part of the world and they’re taking full advantage of the tragedy at Smolensk to turn the situation around. While it’s comforting to imagine the Russians as a bunch of tactless brutes, it blinds us to the incompetency of the present administration. The prestige of our nation is declining at a rapid clip in this part of the world. Everything that we managed to achieve during the Bush years has been destroyed, I fear. We could only hope that it goes no further.

year_of_the_dingo on May 10, 2010 at 8:39 PM

Putin stretching his imperialist wingspan? Read the section in the GuardianUK link to see what Putin regards as his nation’s latest successes. Widening his nation’s sphere of influence away from Western ones shows how foolish that “reset” button was.

onlineanalyst on May 10, 2010 at 8:40 PM

I think I just felt a thrill go up my leg.

redneck hippie on May 10, 2010 at 8:45 PM

The U.S. looked sharp. The rest looked silly with their arms swinging and uniforms.

shick on May 10, 2010 at 7:54 PM

I’ve seen footage of other nations military formations marching that leave me wondering how they don’t dislocate their shoulders and knees. The French and Brit marching style is tame by comparison.

Yakko77 on May 10, 2010 at 8:47 PM

Somewhere, Reagan is smiling down with joy.
portlandon on May 10, 2010 at 7:03 PM

Right now, Rondald Reagan is saying two words that Barack Hussein Obama will never speak; even in the afterlife:

WE won.”

logis on May 10, 2010 at 8:57 PM

I still will like something better than the damn black beret perhaps a Cavalry stetson?

El Coqui on May 10, 2010 at 9:01 PM

onlineanalyst on May 10, 2010 at 8:40 PM

As someone who spent my childhood listening to parents considering building a bunker and being advised to dive under my school desk, I made the effort to study Russian history.

While many only consider their recent, communist history (which is no less imperial than their former government) people should make the effort to understand that Russia is still, in their minds, an imperial power. They will settle for no less than complete control of as much land and resources than possible.

There are no secrets here. The only thing missing is the interest on the part of Americans to understand history and put the pieces together.

Cody1991 on May 10, 2010 at 9:02 PM

Gosh that was awesome to watch! Thanks AP! And God bless JP2!

ProudPalinFan on May 10, 2010 at 9:20 PM

“We win, they lose.” – Ronald Reagan

I loved it when we had leaders who could lead, stand proud & confident, be tough when necessary, and stir a nation to rise from a malaise.

We could use him right now.

tommer74 on May 10, 2010 at 9:20 PM

Cool. Especially as I remember being a kid in the 80s, watching the missiles roll through there and the annual Cold War display of bravado. I’m surprised they even let that happen.

brak on May 10, 2010 at 9:21 PM

Sweet…our guys look like they’re trying to suppress big s*** eating grins!

PattyJ on May 10, 2010 at 9:29 PM

I seem to remember that Eisenhower went to Moscow to participate in a victory parade after the end of WWII. Times change. Let us salute the Russians/Soviets for their sacrifice in WWII.

SC.Charlie on May 10, 2010 at 9:38 PM

Cody1991 on May 10, 2010 at 9:02 PM

I had a comparable childhood. In fact, I would even have occasional nightmares about Soviet invasions of our country. The details flash in my memory now and then.

Putin is a strong man who never left his KGB training. His nation’s alliances with Iran and Chavez, as well as his push towards the former Eastern bloc countries is worrisome to me. Like all of the superpowers, his desire is to expand power through control of energy resources. It’s too bad that only the US is tarred with the label of imperialism. I see much more hostile forces to the world’s stability more deserving of that label.

onlineanalyst on May 10, 2010 at 9:40 PM

Too bad they weren’t Marines in Dress Blues, the Russian women would have soiled themselves, the men would say DAMN, cool uniform, all we have are these oversized covers.

M-14 2go on May 10, 2010 at 9:41 PM

I seem to remember that Eisenhower went to Moscow to participate in a victory parade after the end of WWII. Times change. Let us salute the Russians/Soviets for their sacrifice in WWII.

SC.Charlie on May 10, 2010 at 9:38 PM

What Stalin did to his troops captured as POWs in German camps makes me very wary of Russian/Soviet ideology.

The many generations of Russians and Soviet-bloc people who suffered under that boot of repressiveness and deprivation is a horrible history to celebrate.

onlineanalyst on May 10, 2010 at 9:44 PM

I saw this and had a chill run up my spine.

Surreal.

Awesome, but surreal as hell

catmman on May 10, 2010 at 9:47 PM

So we carry the flag there, while the young carry around Mexico’s flag here? Interesting.

Daemonocracy on May 10, 2010 at 9:57 PM

I don’t care what anyone sayz that thar is funny.

Dr Evil on May 10, 2010 at 10:14 PM

Does anyone know what Army unit was involved? I admit that my eyes are dimming but there seemed to be a mighty collection of battle flags on the standard just to the left of Old Glory.

Mason on May 10, 2010 at 8:35 PM

U.S. Army’s 2nd Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, I believe.

IrishEyes on May 10, 2010 at 10:23 PM

That’s how World War II should have ended!

Kafir on May 10, 2010 at 7:08 PM

Darn it. Too many others beat me to the Patton reference.

Good job.

BowHuntingTexas on May 10, 2010 at 10:44 PM

Hmmmm.

My only wish is for the US Army to adopt a completely different uniform. Perhaps like the WWII dress uniform as shown on Band of Brothers.

Because this blatant rip off of the USMC dress blues is frankly irritating the hell out of me.

memomachine on May 10, 2010 at 11:36 PM

Because this blatant rip off of the USMC dress blues is frankly irritating the hell out of me.

memomachine on May 10, 2010 at 11:36 PM

I don’t like it either. Much prefer the Green Class “A” uniform or the Dark Officer ODs of WW2, but the blues are meant to be a homage to the original army blue which was worn from the Revolution thru Spanish American Wars. Think John Wayne in “She Wore a Yellow Ribbon” and the irritation may subside. I hate that damn beret too. It’s so . . . French. I would have liked to have seen OD/khaki slacks, dark blue tunics and a dark tan stetson. A stetson says “America”.

The spectacle of US troops marching in Red Square is so “through the looking glass”. Remember when we used to count the bricks in Red Square to determine the length of their missiles parading on May Day? Ah, the good old days when we had an enemy worth having. I really miss the espionage genre of books since the Soviets went away.

scullymj on May 11, 2010 at 12:41 AM

Growing up I never thought I’d ever live to see the Berlin Wall come down, the end of the USSR, or this. There were a few times I’d thought I’d be seeing T-72′s in Piccadilly Square and in Paris and maybe in the Mall in DC.

Someone above this post said it best, “Fantastic but surreal as hell!”.

I really would have loved to have seen sailors from the USS Ronald Reagan and the USS G. H. W. Bush march as well!! Talk about a not-so-subtle kick in the crotch!

To the men and women of the United States Armed Forces: SALUTE!!!
Victory is indeed sweet!

Obozo takenote: THIS is why we are great!!

Bubba Redneck on May 11, 2010 at 12:53 AM

“privately furious”?

I thought that friends stab friends in the back because they’re friends. That’s at least how Biden explained it when the US turned an Israeli ‘snub’ into a whole public fiasco. They did not seem so ‘privately’ furious back then.

Phoenician on May 11, 2010 at 12:54 AM

I watched longer clips on YouTube of soldiers from various former Soviet republics marching and including the other allied forces, all of whom were dolled up and high stepping and swinging their arms wildly and then the US contingent came briskly into the frame, fast and tight and no flash, except for the flag which was brilliant against the sky as it waved on by. The Russians don’t really need to feel so much outrage. The only place we’re ever really interested in marching to is home.

Bennett on May 11, 2010 at 1:01 AM

Speaking of which, any theories as to why Putin told Joe Biden at the eleventh hour that he was no longer invited to yesterday’s ceremony? (“The White House is privately furious at the snub.”)

The WH are morons. Putin snubbed Biden because Obama didn’t go himself. Putin doesn’t put up with secondary tiers.

Schadenfreude on May 11, 2010 at 1:02 AM

“The fact that American troops are trampling underfoot the cobblestones of Red Square is a huge shame and humiliation for Russia,” Prokhanov said. “Thus they are celebrating their final victory not in World War II but in the Cold War.”

Idiotic statement.

The video was wonderful and a symbol of what could be, if the Russians weren’t so nuts, and our current sissies too.

Schadenfreude on May 11, 2010 at 1:06 AM

the video – note that unlike Obama, the American Flag is unbowed.

/too damned bad it’s an object of ‘shame’ in too many of our schools marxist indoctrination centers.

rayra on May 11, 2010 at 1:09 AM

Seeing the British, who used to be the enemies of the US,
marching together on Russian soil, who use to be the enemy of the US and the British should be a history buff’s Superbowl event……:lol

Wish Reagan was alive to see our troops marching in Red Square.

Wonder when we will invite the Chinese PLA and the Russian army troops to march down Washington DC…:lol

dec5 on May 11, 2010 at 2:14 AM

Too bad they weren’t Marines in Dress Blues, the Russian women would have soiled themselves, the men would say DAMN, cool uniform, all we have are these oversized covers.

M-14 2go on May 10, 2010 at 9:41 PM

There was another unit of ours in the parade – Marines if I recall right – who wore their camos. Some of the milbloggers were nitpicking the still-photos from that segment of the parade today, since the troops were carrying their rifles with the barrels pointed down and to the side, like a parade version of modern patrols. I’m a little disappointed that the Soviet er, Russian TV apparently didn’t capture that part.

Neptunus Lex and some others have the stills though if you’re interested.

Blacksmith on May 11, 2010 at 2:51 AM

WOLVERINES!

bekarlss on May 11, 2010 at 4:11 AM

Putin is working Europe and a key part of doing this is by ignoring or shutting out the US politicians.
Putin is pushing the meme that America (especially under Obama and Biden and Clinton) are very weak and Europeans should look to the power with the nukes and all the energy resources for guidance and consideration first.
If it was not for the upcoming Olympics in Russia, Putin would be more aggressives and more blantant in his moves.

albill on May 11, 2010 at 6:26 AM

March Madness!

Proud Texan on May 11, 2010 at 8:17 AM

I can’t believe nobody understands what the snub was. Look, VE day is big doings to the Russians. Second only to May Day. So when VE Day rolls around every 5 years they pull out all the stops. As a consequence the Russians expect HEADS of STATE to attend. Neither the Prince of Wales or Biden qualify on that score. Irony, Bush knew the importance and went to Moscow in 2005 for the observance and the Russians rolled out the red carpet. So much for the ‘Cowboy’ diplomat.

The snub to Biden was really a snub to Obama who decided not to go. That is the message. It was Obama who screwed up by not going and he wants to blame the Russians? What a dork.

Dr. Dog on May 11, 2010 at 8:48 AM

From the movie “Patton”. This should say it all.

mechkiller_k on May 11, 2010 at 9:22 AM

Liberty is dead. Someone shoot me.

No need to waste ammo. We have ObamaCare, comrade.

oldleprechaun on May 11, 2010 at 9:37 AM

Prokhanov is just full of sour grapes. Obviously, the American, British, and French soldiers could never march through Red Square without Putin’s permission–he invited them there to co-celebrate the 60th anniversary of the victory of Nazism. Is Prokhanov going to accuse the French soldiers of re-enacting the takeover of Moscow by Napoleon?

The snub to Biden was really a snub to Obama who decided not to go. That is the message. It was Obama who screwed up by not going and he wants to blame the Russians? What a dork.

Dr. Dog on May 11, 2010 at 8:48 AM

This is the real snub, that Obama didn’t go himself, but sent Biden, since Obama was too busy berating iPods and X-boxes, although he did make a speech in Germany during his campaign!

By the way, which “head of state” represented the United Kingdom? Did the Queen go, since the British are somewhat confused right now about who their Prime Minister will be!

Steve Z on May 11, 2010 at 10:11 AM

Kremlin politicians today expressed a clear preference for a new Conservative or Conservative-led administration in Downing Street.

“I think the Conservatives will not escape a review of relations with Russia. And the review as such will lead to healthier relations between Britain and Russia,” Gleb Pavlovsky, an analyst closely connected to the Kremlin, told the news agency Interfax, adding that Labour had “aggravated” ties with Russia.

What does it mean when Russia thinks you are too far left?

Onus on May 11, 2010 at 12:18 PM

I grew up with “duck & cover”, and the threat of a war with the USSR. I never thought I would live to see day the US troops would march in Red Square! My only though no is who are the communist, Russia or the United State!

Confederate on May 11, 2010 at 1:48 PM

That’s how World War II should have ended!

Kafir on May 10, 2010 at 7:08 PM

:D

Count to 10 on May 11, 2010 at 2:27 PM