Russia: On Victory Day, Putin calls for international unity

Source: Washington Post

“Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday told the annual Victory Day parade on Red Square that the horrors of World War II demonstrate the necessity of countries working together to prevent war. Russia celebrates the 1945 defeat of Nazi Germany every May 9 to honor those who fought and died for their country. ‘This monstrous tragedy was not able to be prevented primarily because of the connivance of the criminal ideology of racial superiority and due to the lack of unity among the world’s leading nations,’ he said. ‘To effectively combat terrorism, extremism, neo-Nazism and other threats, consolidation of the entire international community is necessary.'” (05/09/17)