A.M. Edition for May 9. Russian President Vladimir Putin presided over elaborate commemorations of the Soviet Union’s defeat of Nazi Germany on Monday. Putin linked that historic victory with the Russian war in Ukraine, though he didn’t make any major announcements about the campaign, despite many Western observers’ predictions that he would. WSJ Moscow reporter Matthew Luxmoore explains why May 9 remains such a significant holiday for Russia and what we can glean from Putin’s few comments about the current war. Luke Vargas hosts.
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