A big military parade is coming.
Russia’s Victory Day parade on May 9, commemorating the victory over Nazi Germany, is an annual event for showing off military hardware in grand imperial style. Which is why military observers watch the proceedings closely. The parade is both a nationalistic display and a baring of military teeth for geopolitical purposes.
The 2018 parade also comes during another period of heightened tensions as U.S. Pres. Donald Trump mulls a...