Russia's will to hold a victory parade is becoming as absurd as it is shameful, as well as a potentially dangerous undertaking, first of all, for high-ranking Kremlin guests.
As you know, Russia's firm intention to hold a victory parade, which has already received an unofficial nickname "Parade of the Living Dead", will be realized on June 24. Moreover, the Kremlin has already sent invitations to foreign leaders, having received consent from some of them to participate in this absurd and potentially highly hazardous event.
In particular, as Putin’s press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, who had recovered from the coronavirus, said in the “Russia. Kremlin. Putin” program, by the time the parade will be held, the quarantine will be lifted, and some leaders have already confirmed attendance: President of Moldova Igor Dodon, head of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev, the so-called president of the unrecognized South Ossetia Anatoly Bibilov, the so-called president of the unrecognized Abkhazia Aslan Bzhaniya, and the head of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov. The Kremlin emphasized that Serbian President Alexander Vučić could also come to Moscow.
So what can we say in this context?
First of all, I'm sure that by June 24, Russian health care officials will make every effort to minimize the daily covid-19 incidence and mortality rates. Taking into account the fact that yesterday, May 31, the daily increase in new cases amounted to 9,268 with 138 fatalities, while today the daily increase stood at 9,035, it will be clearly not so easy to do this legally. Authorities are likely to opt for statistical manipulation, which they've been already employing extensively.
The second remarkable thing here is the composition of guests. It would seem that on the 75th anniversary of the victory over Germany, there should be at least some leaders of the Western allies of that period attending the event. Such a grandiose date, indeed, and Putin will be surrounded by his spineless puppet Dodon, representatives of the unrecognized republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, as well as the leaders of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, who simply have no more important things to do on June 24. Moreover, even the president of Serbia, not much different in essence from Igor Dodon, doubts the expediency of his Moscow trip.
We can't rule out attendance by representatives of unrecognized republics, such as Pushilin and Pasechnik, as the Kremlin has long been trying to bring them closer to the "official"level. So if these characters stand alongside leaders of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, this, at least in the eyes of the Russians, in some way, legitimizes the puppet leaders of tumor entities of the notorious "Russian world".
Summing up, I'm simply amazed of how the Russian president is able to tackle the disgust and how can he not be aware of the dead bottom he's plunged to over the years. Instead of being surrounded by leaders of world powers like the USA, Germany, UK, France and others, he's set to be accompanied at the parade to honor the 75th anniversary of WW2 victory by self-styled bosses of unrecognized pseudo-republics of Abkhazia, South Ossetia, and perhaps even the "DPR" and "LPR", as well as the spineless presidents of Moldova and, possibly, Serbia.
And you know what could be even more pleasing to the eye than such self-humiliation of Vladimir Putin? That's if in the end it turns out that all "elite" guests contract corona altogether.