A Bright, Sunny Day
By Anne Williamson
May 12, 2015
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But there are still living veterans, who, like me, saw the Russian president leave the post-parade luncheon for visiting heads of state to plunge into a stream of three hundred thousand Russians marching in memory of “The Immortal Brigade.” Each participant carried a picture of a family member, who had served in the struggle to defeat the mighty Huns.
A relaxed and upbeat Putin carried a photograph of his father, a submariner. (A U.S. president in similar circumstances would have been accompanied down the stairs and into the square by a crowd of 40 Secret Service thugs, a motorcycle police escort and several detachments of armed marines.)
Maybe it was a publicity stunt, but I don’t think so. Only two body guards were visible, and each kept a close but discreet distance while Putin mingled freely with crowds of ordinary Muscovites.
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This certain puts a different spin on the evil Putin. (And, I have no doubt the KGB officer in him has much to atone for.)
“The Immortal Brigade”!
“27 million dead” fighting the Nazis.
And, they should have a parade.
Dona Nobis Pacem
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