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Russian Roulette (Dispatch 37)

Putin visits Crimea to celebrate Victory Day.
May 12, 2014, 11:35pm

On Friday, May 9, President Vladimir Putin of Russia visited Crimea for the first time after its annexation. He arrived at the Crimean port city Sevastopol during the Victory Day celebrations commemorating the triumph over Nazi Germany in World War II with a massive parade of Russian troops and veterans. The annual festivities quickly turned into a festival of Russian rule and a show of military power.

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