Photo of the day

From The Big Picture, Russia and former Soviet Republics marked Victory Day for the WWII Victory over the Nazis.   Two of these stand out for me, so I’m going with two today:

Russia’s newly inaugurated President Vladimir Putin (center) poses for a photo with World War II veterans at the Red Square in Moscow on May 9 the during Victory Day parade. Thousands of Russian soldiers marched today alongside nuclear capable missiles to commemorate the 67th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany. (AFP/Getty Images)

Apparently, Stalin still has his fans in Georgia

A World War II veteran holds a portrait of Josef Stalin during a Victory Day celebration in Tbilisi, Georgia on May 9. (Shakh Aivazov/Associated Press)

About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State

2 Responses to Photo of the day

  1. J-Dog says:

    Cool post. I must recommend Montefiore’s YOUNG STALIN. It has some truly amazing photos of Stalin when he was young.

  2. Mike says:

    I notice the smile on Putin doesn’t come even close to his eyes.

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