- Extras had been recruited, paid $7 and given free merch to attend a rally in Moscow on Wednesday.
- Round 200,000 individuals attended the occasion, Sky News reported.
- The rally featured performances, army propaganda, and solely a three-minute speech from Putin.
Extras had been recruited, paid $7, and given free merch to attend an outside rally in Moscow on Wednesday, the place a wide range of performances and a three-and-a-half-minute speech from Russian President Vladimir Putin celebrated Defender of the Fatherland Day and the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The occasion, which was held throughout freezing climate on the Luzhniki Stadium, was attended by about 200,000 individuals, Sky News reported.
It featured patriotic rap remixes and performances from rock and pop music acts, together with a gaggle of accordion gamers, in addition to a number of propaganda montage movies of Russia’s army in Ukraine.
One montage appeared to indicate Russian youngsters writing letters and drawing footage to ship to troopers on the entrance traces.
After nearly two hours, Putin appeared for a speech, telling the group he is “pleased with those that are combating in Ukraine to defend the fatherland,” according to a translation from Sky News.
“And after we are defending our pursuits, our individuals, after we’re defending our language, tradition, our territory,” Putin stated, “everybody, all of our individuals, are defenders of the motherland.”
Putin’s speech lasted round three-and-a-half minutes.
The rally comes a day after Putin’s state of the nation speech Tuesday, throughout which he introduced that Russia will droop its participation within the New START Treaty, the final main nuclear arms management pact between the US and Russia.