Russia’s Victory Day Expected to Be Muted

From a Wall Street Journal story by Ann M. Simmons headlined “Russia’s Victory Day Expected to Be Muted This Year”:

Russia’s Victory Day, the country’s most important civic holiday, is this year shaping up to be a sober reminder of Moscow’s battlefield struggles in Ukraine as the threat of drone attacks and sabotage at home limits the scope of official commemorations and parades.

It is a stark difference from last May when Russian President Vladimir Putin used the celebrations marking the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany to rally public support for his decision for Russia to invade its smaller neighbor, declaring Russia “a great invincible power.”