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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Stalins Victory Parade in 1945 may well lead to a Putin Parade

Josef Stalin's Victory Parade in 1945 at The End of World War II

Jul 4th, 2012
At the end of the war, Josef Stalin held a massive military parade. an earlier parade in 1941 also comes to mind. Putin's Russia is on a similar path and Trump the new US president may play ball.

The Second World War is receding from the minds of the younger generation. It is becoming more and more distant, but some events of that period can even now rouse the spirits of old soldiers. One of the famous events was Stalin’s victory parade at the end of the war. The parade took place on 24 June 1945 more than a month after the surrender of Nazi Germany to Russian commanders. 
The order for the parade was issued by Josef Stalin himself. Earlier as per noted historian Anthony Beevor Stalin himself wished to lead the parade, but then gave up the idea as the horse on which he was to ride unseated him. After that, he commented that let Zhukov lead the parade as he is from the cavalry.images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQhQTE-SpneTjEFLl6PvOo
 Stalin thus in his operational order appointed Marshal of the Soviet Union Georgy Zhukov as the parade inspector and MarshalKonstantin Rokossovsky as the parade commander. The organization of the parade was the prerogative of Colonel-General Pavel Artemyev.
The parade took place on a rainy day and later the fly past was canceled. Stalin himself took the salute standing atop Lenin’s mausoleum. Units of all Russian federation groups, as well as a small Polish contingent, took part in the parade.
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The parade commenced with both Zhukov and Rokossovsky riding down Red Square on a white and black chargers. A statue of Zhukov on a horse adorns the state historical museum in Moscow.Columns of Soviet soldiers and tanks sped past Stalin atop the mausoleum of Lenin.
Perhaps Donald may see Putin ina similar fashion with his support