June 7, 2019  |  Updated June 10, 2019

Russia Rains on D-Day Parade

By William Echols

On Thursday, June 6, commemorations were held marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day – the Allied invasion of German-occupied Normandy, France, during the Second World War.

Leaders of the Allied powers (including Canada, France, the United Kingdom and the United States), as well as German Chancellor Angela Merkel, took part in a ceremony marking the event.

Despite being on the Allied side from 1941-1945, Russian President Vladimir Putin was not invited to attend.

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