Sunday 23rd 2017 Russian patriots trained on Reichstag’s replica with tanks. Smoke and fire were seen around the Reichstag. Defence minister says model will allow re-enactment of Red Army’s capture of Berlin in 1945 – a patriotic rallying point for Putin. The Russian defence ministry has built a replica of the Reichstag at a military theme park on the outskirts of Moscow, to allow patriotic Russian children to recreate the storming of the building during the Soviet capture of Berlin in 1945.

Berlin feels irritated at seeing Russian patriots training on a German symbol.