Firstly, I’d like to point out that the TOTAL casualties for the Soviet Union after WWII was closer to 40 million (or so says the most recent data). Secondly, this is one of THE MOST important holiday for Russians now. I am thoroughly disappointed that you chose to include anything political in this post. While sure, there are politics involved (as there are in any public parade holiday), it shouldn’t be the focus of today. I wish you would have written an article just about how important this holiday is, I wish you would’ve saved the politics for another day. Remember who this holiday is about and leave conflicting politics out of it, at least for today!