At Russia’s Military Parade, Putin and Xi Cement Ties

China and Russia emphasized their common vision (of both history and the future) during the Victory Day celebrations.

Still, Xi was clearly the guest of honor. He and his wife, Peng Liyuan, were seated to Putin’s right during the parade. Putin also made a point of particularly noting China’s contributions to the war effort. In a speech at the parade, Putin noted that China was “the main front in the fight against militarism in Asia.” China, Putin said, “just like the Soviet Union, lost many millions of people in this war.”

By piotrbein