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Ahead of the Defender of the Motherland Day, celebrated in Russia on Feb. 23, Moscow streets have been decorated with patriotic festive banners containing a picture of the famous American battleship the Missouri, local media reported.
Although it was evidently a mistake of a picture editor, Russian officers are angered. “They were going to offend us, were not they?” a captain Vladimir Zakharov said in an interview with Moskovsky Komsomolets daily. “We do not have our own arms any more, they say, look at the foreigners’ one! Not so bad congratulation!”
Nevertheless, the Ministry has denied allegations that its officials ordered the banner with the Missouri. But a spokesman stressed that the mistake was made due to an author’s incompetence and was not a malicious action.
However, Moscow was also celebrating the Navy Day last August with banners containing image of the U.S. Nox frigate.