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Until this morning, I was not aware of the fact that Russia celebrated Victory Day one day after V-E- Day.
Then I read that Vladimir Putin had invited Trump to attend the 75th anniversary celebration, and Trump is considering going. If it was anybody but Trump, I'd say that it would be a nice gesture for one of our leaders to attend, but this one smells too much like "ass kissing" to me.
The look on Trump's face is markedly different from the looks that Angela Markel and Emmanuel Macron gave Trump.
If you read the history of V-E Day, you'll realize that a separate celebration in Russia is actually warranted.
Pockets of German-Soviet confrontation would continue into the next day. On May 9, the Soviets would lose 600 more soldiers in Silesia before the Germans finally surrendered. Consequently, V-E Day was not celebrated until the ninth in Moscow, with a radio broadcast salute from Stalin himself: “The age-long struggle of the Slav nations… has ended in victory. Your courage has defeated the Nazis. The war is over.”