SHOW OF FORCE

Russia Marks WWII Win with Warning

The Russian military may have paraded its nuclear missile launchers and battle tanks through the center of Moscow to celebrate the 64th anniversary of Russia's victory over Nazi Germany, but President Dmitry Medvedev had another agenda. He added his country's latest weaponry to the parade to remind the world of Russia’s military power, The Daily Telegraph reports. The president spoke Saturday in general terms about his nation’s military might, but some saw coded references to Georgia—where Russia won an overwhelming victory in a brief war last August—and even the United States, in his remarks. “We are sure that any aggression against our citizens will be given a worthy reply," Medvedev said.