In Digest, Russia

By New Cold, May 7, 2015

Which countries will attend the 70th anniversay, Victory Day (World War 2) march and ceremony in Moscow on May 9, 2015? The answer to that question says a lot about the respective attitudes of the countries in question towards the war that Ukraine is waging in eastern Ukraine and the threats and sanctions that NATO countries have levied against Russia for Russia’s refusal to follow NATO’s diktats that it police into submission the rebellious people of Crimea and eastern Ukraine.

According to’s In the Now, 68 invitations to world leaders were issued by the Russian government, 27 leaders have accepted.

The following tables are published in The Moscow Times here. Not listed in the tables are the countries of Latin America. The president of Cuba, for one, has arrived in Moscow and will attend the commemoration. New Cold will update the roll call as information is reported.

Victory Day roll call 1

Victory Day roll call 2


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