Russian President Putin needs symbols of victory, his traditional means of "staying afloat" amid a sharp drop in confidence and rising internal tensions in Russia. That is why the army, as the most disciplined part of society under the secret eye of the secret services, must demonstrate to the whole country loyalty and devotion to the Kremlin master, who is rapidly losing popularity.
The Defense Industry Courier news agency commented on the Kremlin's intention to hold a Victory Parade on June 24, postponed from May 9 due to the coronavirus, at the Army Research, Conversion and Disarmament Center.
"The parade syndrome of Russia's traditional contempt for the people is another indication that Putin's course is increasingly bringing Russia closer to a logical impasse," the CDACR said, highlighting the huge gap between Russia's leaders and society.
"The Putin regime is at the finish line of its existence, but it poses a significant threat to Ukraine, as the agony of the authorities could lead to a sharp increase in the scale of the Russian war under artificial slogans," the think tank said.
In general, in the period after the end of the coronavirus epidemic, the military threat will increase, - experts are convinced CDACR.
"At the Victory Parade 2020, the military is convened as a war. Army generals have never signed telegrams to cadets ordering them to return from vacation to the barracks. " So wrote June 2 svpressa.ru.
"As early as June 8, all participants in the 2020 Victory Parade, including Vladivostok cadets from the Admiral Makarov Pacific Naval Academy, are obliged to stand on the square of the Taman Division again. And then you have to step every day, making up for lost time. To give special weight to the calls, telegrams demanding an urgent return to the places of service were sent as usual - signed only by unit commanders. For example, 66 girls-cadets of the Volga branch of the Military Academy of Logistics, who took part in April trainings near Moscow, visit the home addresses of their fathers and mothers. .