According to the Russians, 2021 marked the 76th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War. The parade at that time was truly impressive: a lot of different equipment, including World War II-era equipment, tanks, missile systems, and aircraft. In 2023, when Vladimir Putin's so-called special military operation went awry and Ukrainian troops have been heroically fighting to defend their land and destroy the Russian occupiers for 1.5 years, the parade was a bit too small. There were no aircraft or heavy equipment (tanks, missile systems, MLRS, armoured personnel carriers, infantry fighting vehicles, etc.) A single T-34 tank and a Yars system (an intercontinental ballistic missile carrying a nuclear warhead) are all that the mad dictator can boast of.