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Russian Media Play Up WWII Victory, Lash Out at 'V-Day Snubs'

Russian state media are ramping up nationalism ahead of the 70th anniversary of “Victory Day” on May 9, preparing to air films and TV programs dedicated to the glory of Soviet heroes who fought and sacrificed for the defeat of Nazi Germany during World War II. Bulletin boards with patriotic slogans and announcements of the anniversary have appeared throughout Moscow. The Soviet Union suffered its highest casualties during the “The Great Patriotic War,” as it is officially known in...

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