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How Putin Co-opted Russia’s Biggest Holiday

How Putin Co-opted Russia’s Biggest Holiday

Update: 2022-05-1011
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For years, President Vladimir V. Putin has taken advantage of Victory Day — when Russians commemorate the Soviet triumph over Nazi Germany — to champion his country’s military might and project himself as a leader of enormous power.

This year, he drew on the pageantry of May 9 for an even more pressing goal: making the case for the war in Ukraine.

Guest: Anton Troianovski, the Moscow bureau chief for The New York Times.

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Joseph Walker

why not talk about the small far right groups that are being armed by the Ukrainians in Eastern Ukraine? seems relevant to the story and comes across as poor reporting.

May 11th
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How Putin Co-opted Russia’s Biggest Holiday

How Putin Co-opted Russia’s Biggest Holiday

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