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Myanmar Crisis

Myanmar junta holds military parade with Russian attendance

Despite show of force, army faces myriad problems it has no strategy for

Troops parade in Naypyitaw on March 27 during Armed Forces Day, the Myanmar military's most important annual event.   © Reuters

BANGKOK -- Myanmar's military, which seized control in a coup on Feb. 1, held a military parade in Naypyitaw to celebrate the annual Armed Forces Day, but the pomp and circumstance of the occasion will not gloss over the range of problems it faces.

Saturday's event, which featured a march-past, was televised in hopes that the show of strength will put residents off protesting against the coup.

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