U.S. Army Marches On Red Square (Photo)

Don’t worry, they’re just celebrating the 65th anniversary of our two countries’ tag team victory over the Nazis!  Wired reports:

from U.S. Army Europe via Flickr

Source: U.S. Army Europe, via Flickr

This weekend marks the 65th anniversary of V-E Day, the end of the Second World War in Europe. In Russia, and other countries of the former Soviet Union, May 9 marks the capitulation of Nazi Germany. Victory Day (День Победы) is a major public holiday there, vested with almost sacred meaning.

But this year’s military parade in Red Square is particularly unusual: It’s the first time active-duty U.S. troops have been invited to march in the ceremony. Pictured here are soldiers of Co. C, 2nd Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, part of the 170th Brigade Combat Team, in front of St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow. They took part in the parade as part of a contingent of troops from the nations that defeated Hitler.

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  • 5by5

    What an extraordinary photo. Proof that some of our most intractable problems CAN change for the better.

  • Chris DoTheyKNow?

    “Don’t worry, they’re just celebrating the 65th anniversary of our two countries’ tag team victory over the Nazis! ” – I forget that it was only the americans and russians fighting the Nazis in World War 2…………..

  • Ghost of Winston Churchill

    Hear, hear! Quite a few countries in the Allies:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allies_of_World_War_II

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