The 70th anniversary Victory Day parade concluded with any major break down.
Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin delivered a powerful speech. The Military Times reported that Putin’s speech was clearly targeted at the United States: “In his speech to the assembled troops and veterans, President Vladimir Putin said that the carnage of the war underlined the importance of international cooperation, but “in the past decades we have seen attempts to create a unipolar world.” That phrase is often used by Russia to criticize the United States’ purported aim to dominate world affairs.”
Russia Today (RT) uploaded a 5 hours non-stop coverage of the Victory Day parade. It also covers other regions in Russia where parades were held.
The T-14 Armata was welcomed with strong applauses and the RS-24 Yars was also presented for the first time to the Russian citizens.
The 2015 Victory Day parade is an historical moment due to the 70th anniversary of the Victory in Europe against Nazi Germany. Although many Western leaders refused to attend, Chinese President Xi Jinping was amongst the guest of honors, another sign if the close cooperation between both country.
Russia and China will start joint naval drills in the Mediterranean in a few days. This joint exercise is China’s first naval drills in the Mediterranean Sea. Later this year, both country will perform new drills in Russia’s Eastern seaboard.
Because of the lack of Western leaders, China and Russia spent more time working on bilateral agreements, especially on the Eurasian Economic Union and the New Silk Road, which would create less dependence on Western countries’ economic agreements.
In conclusion, the Victory Day parade was a turning point in Russia-China relation. Many veterans were present and were honoured by the 16,000 soldiers in Red Square, Moscow. This year’s parade was the largest since the fall of the Soviet Union.