Russian Victory Day Parade

Anatomy of War: Russia’s Arctic Ambitions on Display in Red Square


Russia’s Arctic ambitions were clearly evident for all the world to see at this year’s Victory Day Parade

To further demonstrate their intent to seize, by military force if necessary, the vast resource-rich areas around the Arctic Pole, Russia put on display some of the ground units tasked with defending its interests up north. At the annual Victory Day Parade held on May 9th in Red Square, the Russian Army debuted some of the winter-clad mobile forces charged with holding the high ground in the event of a conventional conflict with other nations. Each of the Arctic vehicles proudly displayed a polar bear on their sides alongside a modified Russian star and field designed for use in the Victory Day Parade.

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