In Russia's Red Square, 2009 Is Still 1959

The Cold War may be over—well, maybe it is not—but some things never change in the Russian Empire. Like the Victory Day parade in Red Square, showing off the mighty Soviet machinery.

People have this idea that, after the end of the Cold War, the Red Army was in shambles. In part that is true, but it never lost its power. Now, it's all the contrary. They are in better shape than ever, and still developing weaponry that—while it may not compare to the best that the United States has to offer—is still ingenious, like their missiles designed to avoid missile defense.

The Big Picture has some beautiful photos of their yearly parade in the Red Square, which it's as impressive as it was in the years of Stalin, Brezhnev, and Khrushchev.

Click to see the rest of the photos. [Big Picture]

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