This is the lineup of people trudging away sullenly after being turned back at the barricades erected to keep us from seeing the May 9 parade. A day that had started out looking like it was going to get warm and friendly, turned overcast and chilly … about a block behind me, Muscovites were starting to pass around little bottles and the mood was getting progressively darker and angrier.
I don’t blame them. The only entertainment was when the formation of jets went by right overhead, and that only lasted for about 2 seconds. Pretty thing gruel with which to amuse a crowd.
The white-haired guy up front and in the middle just has a classic tough-guy face. I would cast him in just about any Lee Marvin-type role you would care to bring up.