Russia’s Defense Ministry’s desire to boast of the Victory Day parade in Moscow ended in a slight embarrassment.
Most European countries celebrate the victory on May 8 remembering the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender of its armed forces. Russia, Belarus and many other former Soviet republics commemorate Victory Day on May 9.
Before midday, the ministry posted on Twitter an impressive picture of combat aircraft over Red Square. The tweet was bearing a date of May 9, 2017.
Suprisingly, in spite of earlier announcement, the flight did not take place yesterday. Pilots who participated in military operations in Syria were expected to participate in the event, but the situation suddenly changed.
“The air show has been canceled due to bad weather,” the newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta reported.
It took the Defense Ministry some time to realize that something had gone wrong. The epic entry with an apparently archival photo was removed only in the afternoon. But nothing is lost on the Internet…