U.S. And NATO Troops March In Red Square 65th Anniversary Victory Over Nazi Germany

U.S. military personnel march along Red Square during a military parade in Moscow May 9, 2010. NATO troops will march across Red Square on Sunday as Russia marks the 65th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany, a gesture of friendship to the West which has won praise from President Barack Obama but enraged Communists.REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Russia offers olive branch as NATO joins parade…

Well I guess if you live long enough eventually you’ll see something truly different as U.S. and NATO troops marched in the annual military parade down Red Square in Moscow. During the Cold War the annual military parade was a show of military might by the former USSR towards its western enemies in Europe and the United States. Now nearly 20 yrs after the end of the Cold War the United States and NATO marched with 10,000 Russian troops and military hardware down Red Square  in this year’s Military Parade as allies not enemies.

British military personnel march along Red Square during a military parade in Moscow May 9, 2010. NATO troops will march across Red Square on Sunday as Russia marks the 65th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany. Victory Day is one of Russia’s most important public holidays and Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said that this year’s commemorations would be among the biggest ever, with over 102,000 troops marching in cities across this vast country.REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin (RUSSIA – Tags: POLITICS MILITARY ANNIVERSARY)

Russian military personnel march along Red Square during a military parade in Moscow May 9, 2010. NATO troops will march across Red Square on Sunday as Russia marks the 65th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany. Victory Day is one of Russia’s most important public holidays and Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said that this year’s commemorations would be among the biggest ever, with over 102,000 troops marching in cities across this vast country.… REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin (RUSSIA – Tags: POLITICS MILITARY ANNIVERSARY

Polish military personnel march along Red Square during a military parade in Moscow May 9, 2010. NATO troops will march across Red Square on Sunday as Russia marks the 65th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany, a gesture of friendship to the West which has won praise from President Barack Obama but enraged Communists.REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin (RUSSIA – Tags: MILITARY POLITICS ANNIVERSARY)

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