Miriam Elder May 9, 2010 16:26Updated May 30, 2010 13:32
MOSCOW, Russia — The 9-year-old boy craned his neck and shot a finger into the sky. “Here they come, here they come!” he shouted, as four supersonic Blackjack bombers shot through the skies above.
“Yes, my golden one,” his grandmother replied. “Now you’ll never forget.”
That, arguably, is the mission of Russia’s annual Victory Day parade, held with increasing fanfare each May 9 to mark the end of World War II.