Victory Parade and the Russian Military Strategy
Join the Wilson Center's Kennan Institute for an online talk with Michael Kofman, Olga Oliker, Jeffrey Edmonds and Aleksandr Golts on the actual and symbolic roles that the military plays in the Russian national narrative advanced by the Kremlin.
On June 24, Moscow will hold a military parade to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. This year the annual ritual, normally held on May 9 but postponed because of the pandemic, has acquired an even more powerful symbolic significance, as it is being held on the same date that the first victory parade took place in Moscow in 1945. Michael Kofman, Olga Oliker, Jeffrey Edmonds and Aleksandr Golts will discuss the actual and symbolic roles that the military plays in the Russian national narrative advanced by the Kremlin and consider how that shapes Russian military strategy today.
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Michael Kofman, director, Russia Studies Program, CNA Corporation
Olga Oliker, director, Europe and Central Asian Program, International Crisis Group
Jeffrey Edmonds, research scientist, Center for Naval Analyses
Aleksandr Golts, deputy editor, EJ.RU; visiting researcher, IRES, Uppsala University