‘Doomsday’: Putin hopes to discourage the West with a nuclear-themed WWII parade

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ace Russian Soldiers, tanks and military vehicles carrying ballistic missiles participate in a military parade next week, Russian President Vladimir Putin hopes the display will send a “doomsday” notice to Europe and the United States, according to a report.

The World War II parade, which Russia celebrates on May 9 each year, marks the 77th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s victory in Europe, when the allied powers defeated Nazi Germany, and takes place when countries around the world try to stop the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The military display will also include supersonic jets, Tu-160 bombers and the Ilyushin Il-80, known as the Russian “doomsday” plane that transports senior administration management in the event of a nuclear war, has Reuters reported.

Russian President Vladimir Putin is seen aboard a ship during the military parade to mark Russian Navy Day, July 25, 2021, in St. Petersburg, Russia. (Covid19 pandemic. (Photo by Mikhail Svetlov / Getty Images)

Russian President Vladimir Putin is seen aboard a ship during the military parade to mark Russian Navy Day, July 25, 2021, in St. Petersburg, Russia. (Covid19 pandemic. (Photo by Mikhail Svetlov / Getty Images)

RUSSIA REVEALS THE GREAT SCOPE OF THE MILITARY PARADES OF MAY 9 WHILE THE WAR IN UKRAINE HAPPENS

The “Flying Kremlin” aircraft, as it is also known, clearly has no windows except for those in the front of the plane and was seen in Moscow in recent days, participating in low-flying test flights for the Day of the Dead parade. Victory, Daily Mail reported.

This year will be the first time that Russia will include the Soviet-era aircraft in the annual military demonstration since 2010, according to the report.

Russian military marches along Red Square during the Victory Day military parade in Moscow on May 9, 2021. (Photo by Dimitar DILKOFF / AFP) (Photo by DIMITAR DILKOFF / AFP via Getty Images)

Russian military marches along Red Square during the Victory Day military parade in Moscow on May 9, 2021. (Photo by Dimitar DILKOFF / AFP) (Photo by DIMITAR DILKOFF / AFP via Getty Images)
(Photo by DIMITAR DILKOFF / AFP via Getty Images)

PROTESTS IN RUSSIA TAKE INTERESTING DEVELOPMENTS

The theme of nuclear readiness and international deterrence will also be shown in Russia’s use of the Tu-95MS and Tu-160 “White Swan” missile carriers, as well as the Su-57 fighters and Tu-22M3 long-range bombers. according to the Daily Mail.

A Russian T-90M tank (front) and other military vehicles travel the Garden Ring Road to Red Square for the rehearsal of the Victory Day military parade in central Moscow on May 4, 2022. (Photo by Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP ) (Photo by KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP via Getty Images)
(Photo by KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP via Getty Images)

of Russia 1 The occupation of Ukraine will also be mentioned in the parade as eight MiG-29SMTs intend to fly in the form of the letter “Z”, which has become a symbol of the Russian military, according to the report.

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The military parade, which will still include tens of thousands of people and hundreds of planes in 28 Russian cities, was significantly curtailed as Russian forces fought in Ukraine for over 70 days, causing heavy losses for Russia and incalculable damage to the country.