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    Western troops join Russia's Victory Day parade - CNN.com

    This is unusual. I really don't understand why we have an international assortment of troops marching under the former soviet union. I can't think of another nation or other nation that does this. When will russian troops return the favor and march in one of our patriotic holidays?
     
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    from the article

     
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    They won't. They'd rather take us over. That hasn't changed. They're licking their chops over the present CINC.
     
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    OP is a idiot and didn't bother to read the article. Nothing new, nothing to see here folks.
     
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    This is a huge step forward for the Russians. Over the years they have tended to airbrush out several important parts of their history during the period. That they acknowledge assistance at all is a huge step forward.
    They generally airbrushed out the fact that the US and Britain were also fighting Japan at the time, which the Russians were not.
    And they airbrushed out events in Africa, southern France, the Eastern med and Italy.
    And yes, it was a joint venture, and yes, it is a good thing that that fact is acknowledged. I think they haven't ever been invited before. But given past behavior, it is unlikely they would be.
     
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    Indeed. We have our own problem here on this side of the atlantic with people who think that the U.S came in the war after Pearl Harbor and beat the Nazis single handed. The Battle of Stalingrad was one of the bloodiest battles in history, if not the bloodiest, but too many Americans couldn't even tell you about it.
     
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    I think it is great that two former allies who became bitter rivals can now celebrate the defeat of Nazi Germany.

    The impact of WWII on Russia is much greater than the impact on the US. The Russians lost ten percent of their population and did the lions share of defeating Nazi Germany. For them to invite the US should be an honor
     
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    I think it's great. According to the article, a lot of Russians didn't like it.
     
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    Another one with reading comprehension? :eusa_eh:

    The majority liked it.

     
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