By Fareed Zakaria
They say it takes two to tango. But two tanks tangoing?
In the video above, tanks do a pirouette and jete in a kind of tank ballet directed by a choreographer from the Bolshoi Ballet. It highlights two of Russia's surviving strengths: military hardware and ballet.
This exposition held recently outside Moscow wasn't about art. It was about commerce. Russia was showing off its military technology and looking to impress potential buyers.
One has to assume Syria's President al-Assad had to decline the invitation, but that's OK because Russia's best customers are not in the Middle East, but rather to the southeast: India, Vietnam and China.
Asia is rising and arming up, and their defense budgets are soaring across the region. Moscow is benefiting, though not as much as Washington, which is, of course, the world's biggest arms seller.