every family in Russia/Newly Independent States, mine included… And today the world is already celebrating the 65th anniversary of victory over fascism in the World War II. Happy Victory Day, world!!
As I was watching the military parade in Moscow today (see picture above), as well as documentaries on the subject (via my satellite TV), I was once again stuck by the heroic feat of the Soviet people in that war. They had to face 3/4 of all Nazi forces on the East Front. Many of them lost their families and loved ones in Stalin’s concentration camps and purges prior to the war; yet they fought for their land, and their people, for the world’s freedom from evil… and they have won! I bow my head in honor, and deepest gratefulness to those who fought this war, and brought this Great Victory. There is so much I am yet to learn from these great people! Happy Victory Day to all of my readers!! Let us never forget the heroism of those who fought, not sparing their own lives – so that we may live…]]>