MOSCOW – Yesterday in many Russian cities there is a victory parade. In Moscow, this is considered a grandiose event. Half of the city is blocked, first for long rehearsals, and then for the parade itself.
The Russian President lays flowers, and then a procession of military equipment takes place on Red Square. The government spend millions of dollars holding a parade that suits it during pandemic.
“All this is ridiculous and absurd. It is very difficult for me to explain my position on this issue, because for this you need to know in more detail what is happening in the country at the moment. I’ll just say it shouldn’t be this way,” said Irina to the The Editor, Tuesday (11/5).
Irian said, the government should not spend millions of dollars holding a parade that suits it, hiding behind a patriotic mission. The state should help veterans, take care of their well-being, and not just once a year by staging a parade.
Veterans in Rusia are not homeless, but their lives are poor. The level of medicine they receive is inadequate.
As for the younger generation, they were brought up on the pseudonym of a patriotic spirit. They dress up their children in military uniforms and teach them how to shoot artificial weapons.
“It all looks like a circus,” said Irina.
This is a photo from the Internet about how children in schools and young people celebrate the victory parade.
“I can’t generalize all the veterans and say that they do not live well. everyone lives differently and even more so veterans in different regions of the country. I mean, the government, instead of spending a lot of money on “celebration”, would rather help the veterans with cash payments or better housing,” She said.
Irina add, instead of showing the whole country what huge tanks and army we have. World War II claimed the lives of millions of people and this is not a huge holiday for everyone! yes, we won this war, but at what cost.