Putin Marks Victory Day Amid Pandemic With Muted Celebration

MOSCOW—Russian President Vladimir Putin held a watered-down celebration of the Soviet defeat of Nazi Germany, with the coronavirus pandemic denying him what experienced been slated to be an extravagant screen of Russia’s navy could.

Mr. Putin as a substitute sought to unite the nation about its most revered collective memory by way of uplifting text and consoling gestures.


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In Syria, Erdogan Brushes Up Against Limits of Pivoting to Putin

With mounting losses in Syria and no indication that Turkey’s Western allies are inclined to present sizeable army assist, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is confronting the limits of his approach of doing the job with the Syrian government’s primary backer, Russia.

Turkey claimed Friday that it retaliated in opposition to forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a working day following at minimum 33 of its troopers had been killed by airstrikes in northwestern Syria.

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