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Russia e Defender Europe 2021

Russia, la festa del Giorno della Vittoria mentre è in svolgimento Defender Europe la più grande esercitazione militare a guida statunitense dai tempi di Guerra Fredda

Russian military cadets march toward Red Square during the Victory Day military parade in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, May 9, 2021, marking the 76th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
Fireworks explode over the Moscow's University during the celebration of the Victory Day in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, May 9, 2021, marking the 76th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr.)
Russian military cadets march toward Red Square during the Victory Day military parade in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, May 9, 2021, marking the 76th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
Russian military cadets march toward Red Square during the Victory Day military parade in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, May 9, 2021, marking the 76th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
Russian military cadets march toward Red Square during the Victory Day military parade in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, May 9, 2021, marking the 76th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
Soviet tanks T-34 roll in Red Square during the Victory Day military parade in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, May 9, 2021, marking the 76th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
Russian President Vladimir Putin, center right, and Tajikistan's President Emomali Rakhmon, center left, watch the Victory Day military parade in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, May 9, 2021, marking the 76th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. (Mikhail Metzel, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
Russian RS-24 Yars ballistic missile rolls in Red Square during the Victory Day military parade in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, May 9, 2021, marking the 76th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
Russian President Vladimir Putin, second from right, and Tajikistan's President Emomali Rakhmon, right, shake hands with WWII veterans before the Victory Day military parade in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, May 9, 2021, marking the 76th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
In this photo taken with long time exposure, Russian soldiers march toward Red Square during the Victory Day military parade in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, May 9, 2021, marking the 76th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. (AP Photo)
Russian sailors march toward Red Square during the Victory Day military parade in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, May 9, 2021, marking the 76th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. (AP Photo)
In this photo taken with long time exposure, Russian paratroopers march toward Red Square during the Victory Day military parade in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, May 9, 2021, marking the 76th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. (AP Photo)
Russian RS-24 Yars ballistic missile rolls in Red Square during the Victory Day military parade in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, May 9, 2021, marking the 76th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. (AP Photo)
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu salutes to his soldiers as he is driven along Red Square in the Aurus Senat car during the Victory Day military parade in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, May 9, 2021, marking the 76th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. (AP Photo)
In this photo taken with long time exposure, Russian paratroopers march toward Red Square during the Victory Day military parade in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, May 9, 2021, marking the 76th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. (AP Photo)
Russia Honour guard soldiers train prior to the Victory Day military parade at Dvortsovaya (Palace) Square in St. Petersburg, Russia, Sunday, May 9, 2021, marking the 76th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
Interior ministry academy cadets march during the Victory Day military parade at Dvortsovaya (Palace) Square in St. Petersburg, Russia, Sunday, May 9, 2021, marking the 76th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
Russian paratroopers march the Victory Day military parade in Red Square in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, May 9, 2021, marking the 76th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. Russian President Vladimir Putin marked the anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe with a speech warning that Nazi beliefs remain strong. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu crosses himself was he drives to attend the Victory Day military parade in Red Square in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, May 9, 2021, marking the 76th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. Russian President Vladimir Putin marked the anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe with a speech warning that Nazi beliefs remain strong. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
Russian Rosguardia (National Guard) soldiers march during the Victory Day military parade in Red Square in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, May 9, 2021, marking the 76th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. Russian President Vladimir Putin marked the anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe with a speech warning that Nazi beliefs remain strong. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
Russian warplanes fly over Red Square leaving trails of smoke in the colours of the national flag during the Victory Day military parade in Red Square in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, May 9, 2021, marking the 76th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. Russian President Vladimir Putin marked the anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe with a speech warning that Nazi beliefs remain strong. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
People watch and photograph as a Russian RS-24 Yars ballistic missile rolls past the Kremlin after the Victory Day military parade in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, May 9, 2021, marking the 76th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. Russian President Vladimir Putin marked the anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe with a speech warning that Nazi beliefs remain strong. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr.)
Russian military helicopters fly over the Kremlin with the statue of Vladimir the Great in the foreground during the Victory Day military parade in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, May 9, 2021, marking the 76th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. Russian President Vladimir Putin marked the anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe with a speech warning that Nazi beliefs remain strong. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr.)
Guns fire a salute during the Victory Day, the 76th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe in St. Petersburg, Russia, Sunday, May 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
Guns fire a salute during Victory Day, the 76th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe in St. Petersburg, Russia, Sunday, May 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
Fireworks explode over the Moscow's University during the celebration of the Victory Day in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, May 9, 2021, marking the 76th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr.)
A couple watch at fireworks exploding over the Moscow's University during the celebration of the Victory Day in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, May 9, 2021, marking the 76th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr.)

Russia ed Europa. Come ogni anno, anche in questo 2021 ancora in stato di pandemia, l’AP ci permettete di conoscere, attraverso le immagini, delle coreografie e dei volti che arrivano dalla Russia che festeggia ogni 9 maggio il Giorno della Vittoria sul nazifascismo. Una ricorrenza praticamente sconosciuta in Occidente, ma basata sul tributo dei 20 milioni di morti russi nel secondo conflitto mondiale.

L’idea della grande manifestazione si è concretizzata nel 1965 al tempo di Leonid Brezhnev con l’esposizione della potenza armata e di un popolo che non dimentica la sua capacità di resistenza.

Per avere un’idea di questo mito che ribadiva l’importanza decisiva dell’Armata rossa nella sconfitta militare del nazismo si possono ricordare i versi del poeta cileno Pablo Neruda, Nobel per la letterature nel 1971: «Unione Sovietica, se insieme raccogliessimo tutto il sangue che hai versato nella lotta, tutto quello che hai dato, come una madre, al mondo, perché la libertà agonizzante riavesse vita, un nuovo oceano noi avremmo, di tutti il più grande, di tutti il più profondo».

Non deve sorprendere perciò l’importanza che a tale manifestazione viene riconosciuta da Vladimir Putin pur dopo il venir meno del regime sovietico, come fattore di identità e orgoglio di una grande nazione che mantiene rapporti difficili con l’Occidente. Non è infatti da trascurare che, nel frattempo e fino a giugno, è in corso Defender Europe 2021 e cioè la più grande esercitazione a guida statunitense del dopo “guerra fredda” in un’area estesa molto vasta, a ridosso della Russia, coinvolgendo i Paesi baltici per poi estendersi verso il Nord Africa passando per i Balcani, mai del tutto pacificati e con stretti e storici rapporti con Mosca.

 

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