Every year, the Russian military puts on a display of military might on May 9 dedicated to the Soviet Union's World War II victory. This year, it is being hyped in a banner headline on the Drudge Report, a leading right-leaning news site in the U.S., as an impressive show of force of Russian President Vladimir Putin's power:
Yet it took place under skies so overcast that the aerial part of the spectacle had to be canceled, despite an outlay of several million dollars to dispel clouds. The symbolism is tacky but uncanny: With European elections and Washington polit...
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