Russia Plans Muted Victory Day Celebration

From a New York Times story by Neil MacFarquhar headlined “Fearing Attacks and Perhaps Unrest, Russia Plans Muted Victory Day”:

The war in Ukraine has prompted officials across Russia to scale back annual celebrations of Victory Day, the country’s most important national holiday, with more than 20 cities forgoing military parades and organizers calling off a popular nationwide march to honor veterans.

Security concerns were most often cited for the rash of cancellations of Tuesday’s events, but some analysts suggested that the unease had as much to do with fears about domestic disturbances.