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It is a holiday with tears in the eyes ...

According to TV reports, it will be sunny and warm in Moscow, and cold wind and torrential rain in Ukraine ... The sky mourns the real heroes of the Ukrainians, who were betrayed for ghostly happiness. Well, not the weather to me.

I cook all day today, because the table should be laid festively and richly (if possible). Soon the most important holiday in our family is the Victory Day. Tomorrow, 8 May, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren will arrive, and my mother will show them a photo of my dad, who went through the whole war, Uncle Sasha, who liberated Prague, and of course, the portrait of Comrade I.V. Stalin. The boys will consider orders and medals, listen, opening their mouths like a granny, a student at the conservatory, digging trenches in front of Moscow, and then went with front-line brigades. Remember yourself why there is a glass of vodka and a piece of bread. And then we sit down at the table. And again they will be surprised how it is for the herring grandmother - a delicacy? Why, something like that remains from the war times ... Then they will leave, but our celebration will continue.

Early in the morning of 9 May I go to the obelisk of villagers who died in the war. Mom will not go, she this year - 90 knocks, walk a kilometer there and a kilometer back is already hard. I will go, I will remember on the way, how 10 years ago, when my mother and I first came to put flowers, they looked at us as crazy. Then a year later the bouquets were added, then the flower garden was broken, and for the third year local schoolchildren organize a concert for veterans. Progress? I do not know, but it really needs not dead, but alive. Therefore I will walk and lay flowers.

We are pleased to watch the parade, and then, I know, we will turn off the TV, Mom will take out her membership card, and I will turn on the ancient radio line, and we will put on the old, but the most expensive disc - “I.V. Stalin. Appeal to the people of 9 May 1945. " We will listen to the calm, measured, slightly solemn voice of the DRIVER, which even today inspires us to win! And my mother will say: “It was harder then, but we won. So, now we will win, just to live. ”And then we will listen to songs performed by M. Bernes and other singers ... then, not current ones. So, as these songs sounded at the front.

My old men, old men! How little is left of you! Real, proud, contemptuously looking at a mad tribe, which then will still repent and be ashamed of their stupidity and greed. You are doing everything you can today. You tell the grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the TRUTH, fearlessly go to the demonstrations, carry red flags and put on your orders. On fear of all Bandera and fascists. You did not break! Do not scare! And you believe that VICTORY WILL BE US.

I am proud of you and I beg you - survive!
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  1. YohanPalych
    YohanPalych 8 May 2016 15: 22
    Friends, With the upcoming Great Holiday !!!
    1. Oleg Sobol
      Oleg Sobol 8 May 2016 16: 44
      Happy Victory Day, Elena!


      And when the grass ripples in the fields,
      And when fireworks burst again on the graves of the dead,
      And when for those who have gone beyond the will, but in the distance others,
      Everywhere and happily they will sing the whole song together.

      Then they’ll stand nearby, as they were, alive,
      Then, with each, rows to shoulder again, they will pass,
      Then they will remember every day, glorious and fighting,
      Then they together, again, from the heart will sing for us all.

      And again, as then, thunders loudly - Victory !!!
      And again, as then, rains again shed tears,
      And again, as then, with them we will drink for Friend, for Grandfather,
      For the Father and for the Son, for Mother and for the Daughter, that they did not leave when they left.
      1. Alena Frolovna
        Alena Frolovna 9 May 2016 00: 32
        I have not seen war

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    3. siberalt
      siberalt 8 May 2016 16: 44
      Somewhere near Nakhabino there is a large field with mass graves of Siberians from Altai. Tens of thousands of them were killed there. You read the inscriptions on the stones - the whole geography of Altai. They held the defense of Moscow. I don’t know if there is any connection, but on May 9 in Altai there is always, almost without exception, cold rainy weather, like a reminder of a dashing year. Today it has already sharply cooled and cold rain has begun. Eternal memory to the fallen heroes! Glory to the participants and workers of the rear for many years!
      1. CORNET
        CORNET 8 May 2016 17: 11
        Thanks for the article berry, very moved ...
        And here are the forum users, I came across this on the internet ... I think a great idea in memory of our grandfathers and great-grandfathers (pass on ..) hi
        1. Katman
          Katman 8 May 2016 20: 20
          The idea is beautiful, but not complete. There are a lot of social networks, but if ALL is in the same social network? I don’t care what. Who will take over the address? (The initiative is punishable). I can go to Odnoklassniki, and VKontakte, Facebook (maybe I messed up something, sorry ..
    4. starshina78
      starshina78 8 May 2016 18: 52
      Dear "guests" of the site "Military Review", guests! I congratulate all of you on Victory Day! The greatest; the most long-awaited for our mothers, fathers, grandfathers and grandmothers, who fought, forged Victory in the rear; the brightest, joyful and at the same time sad about those who did not return from the front, disappeared in concentration camps, died working for 16 hours from malnutrition and fatigue; the most - the most !!! The war ended 71 years ago. It is safe to say about the words that the war touched every family - this is true. Many fought in my family, worked in factories and collective farms. To my great regret, no one was left alive. Only in my memory. We must try to pass on to everyone a similar memory of their relatives to their children, grandchildren, so that they are not "Ivans who do not remember kinship", so that it does not work out as it is now in Ukraine, as the Americans are trying to erase the memory, implanting their truth to the whole world, belittling the USSR's role in the war with the fascists. Eternal memory to everyone who fought at the front, worked in factories, factories and collective farms, who gave us the opportunity to live!
    5. xetai9977
      xetai9977 8 May 2016 20: 27
      We now live in different countries, and our views do not always coincide. But our grandfathers fought for one country. In the war, my aunt’s husband, 2 grandfather’s brothers, grandmother’s brother died .... Grandfather himself and his other brother were wounded, and suffered from pain all their lives ... Eternal memory to all the soldiers who gave life protecting your homeland!
    6. Grandson of Veteran
      Grandson of Veteran 8 May 2016 21: 00
      I remember proud!
      Cherny Dmitry Ivanovich, Guard Lieutenant, commander of a rifle company of the 14th Guards Airborne Rifle Rifle Order of the Yas Suvorov Regiment of the 6th Guards Airborne Kremenchug-Znamenskaya Red Banner Order of the Suvorov Division. He was called up in the 41st in the village of Abinsk (now the city of Abinsk) in the Kuban. The war ended at the end of the 44th after a severe wound. Died in the 77th. My dad's grandfather. My father called me Dmitry in his honor.
      Kotsofan Galina Kuzminichna. Military doctor. Captain. My dad's grandmother. The war began in Stalingrad, where she met her grandfather. The war ended in June 44th, having given birth to my father. Here is such a frontline novel. Died in the 96th.
      Degtyarev Peter Lukich. Captain, gunner. The ideological communist. He went through the whole war, came to Berlin. He died in the 88th. My mother’s grandfather. In their house with their grandmother in the village of Staromyshastovskaya in one of two rooms, portraits of ALL members of the Politburo always hung on the wall. Moreover, they were replaced as someone left the structure or, conversely, entered it. Also hung portraits of Lenin, Stalin and Zhukov. He was a very colorful grandfather.
      Degtyareva Alexandra Merkulovna. I didn’t fight. It was just under occupation with three little daughters. And she prayed that the Germans would not know that she was the wife of a communist military officer. Died in the 80th.
      That's it.
      1. Lelek
        Lelek 9 May 2016 13: 11
        Quote: Veteran's grandson
        I remember proud!

        I remember being proud and kneeling.
        My father, Leonid Mikhailovich, was shot down and died in March 1944 (in the Sivash district) while preparing to capture the Crimea.
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      dfh4ydfh 9 May 2016 00: 46
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      1. Free wind
        Free wind 9 May 2016 05: 36
        All with a HOLIDAY !!!!!! Remember your deceased relatives, today and parental day.
    9. Maxom75
      Maxom75 9 May 2016 20: 24
      Who left alive war veterans, bow to them from us too. I can only bow to the memory of my heroic grandfathers, but it's a pity ...
  2. Observer2014
    Observer2014 8 May 2016 15: 34
    "Egoza" I often read your comments. Where are you from? Where do you live? In the "PM" drop it. I'm just wondering. I think I understand youhi
    1. bylec
      bylec 8 May 2016 16: 36
      listen and hawai while we were one country we beat in one force, And now
      1. PHANTOM-AS
        PHANTOM-AS 8 May 2016 16: 57
        The holiday is really with tears in his eyes. When I look at already very elderly people with orders and medals, someone comes up to the throat, from the realization of how many trials have fallen on their fate!
        How many innumerable sacrifices the Motherland brought to the altar of Victory.
        I only sometimes think what both of my grandfathers, who died on the war fronts, would say if they suddenly saw us living now.

        Did they lay down their heads so that the national wealth would be divided between a handful of crooks, so that the bowels would be unreasonably plundered?
        Is it for this that millions and millions of Soviet people died so that the exploiters and the exploited are again?
        But didn’t Hitler want to destroy and dismember our country?
        And now, 71 years after the Victory, what can we answer to our heroic grandfathers who not only defended the country, but rebuilt it again and increased its wealth?
        This makes it even worse ... and understanding comes that we are indebted to them for the fact that we profiled THEM, namely THEM, and not our Great Victory, blood obtained and then.

        1. D. Dan
          D. Dan 9 May 2016 07: 08
          Your chest felt heavy from your words. But such truth is better. Profukali, yes.
    2. Observer2014
      Observer2014 8 May 2016 17: 24
      "This is a holiday with tears in your eyes ..." When you wait for the promised help, and in the place of help Mikhalkov, crucifying, reproaches why "In the many million city of Odessa, everyone did not rush to the machine guns. That is when such articles" Egoza "are born. Here on the site are smart people. And we perfectly understand what and how. Happy holiday to you. "Egoza" hi
    3. kuznec
      kuznec 8 May 2016 18: 51
      All kinds of fidget are from Ukraine, and it seems to me from the east. With authority on this site. And this is already unsafe in Ukraine. SW Fidget, be vigilant. Do not reproach the Observer 2014.
      1. Observer2014
        Observer2014 8 May 2016 19: 02
        "kuznec" I agree completely hi
  3. BLOND
    BLOND 8 May 2016 15: 36
    Thanks for the victory! Those who fought and worked in the rear.
    Special thanks to the author!
    All a great holiday!
    RUSIVAN 8 May 2016 15: 37
    We will remember, we will live ...
    Happy holiday to all!
    APASUS 8 May 2016 15: 41
    I wish you health and long life! Everything else probably wish you would be stupid .........
  6. Pereira
    Pereira 8 May 2016 15: 42
    Russia 2 Victory Day:
    1. Victory in the Great Patriotic War on May 9
    2. Victory in the Second World War 2 September.
  7. Holsten
    Holsten 8 May 2016 15: 45
    All with the upcoming bright holiday. We must not forget that we won. Only the memory of past victories makes it possible to gain new ones - otherwise it will be impossible, it will be a shame.
  8. YohanPalych
    YohanPalych 8 May 2016 15: 46
    Elena hi Putting a different meaning in the words, I will say this:
    "and trees grow on the stones"
    Happy holiday to you love soldier
  9. Pereira
    Pereira 8 May 2016 15: 46



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  10. Lukich
    Lukich 8 May 2016 15: 49
    Happy Victory Day soldier
  11. EvgNik
    EvgNik 8 May 2016 15: 49
    Happy Holiday Elena! Thank you, you said everything for us.
  12. Aleksandr1959
    Aleksandr1959 8 May 2016 15: 52
    Grandfather died in 1949 from injuries. I lived in this world longer than he. And for this, I am infinitely grateful to him and other front-line soldiers.
  13. Obolensky
    Obolensky 8 May 2016 15: 53
    A low bow and eternal memory to all who defended our homeland!
    1. Pilot
      Pilot 8 May 2016 18: 09
      Quote: Obolensky
      A low bow and eternal memory to all who defended our homeland!

      And I liked it too --- I'll turn on the ancient radio, and we will put on the old, but the most expensive record.
      Happy fellow citizens!
  14. Captain45
    Captain45 8 May 2016 16: 02
    Elena, thank you very much for the article! Very sincerely. love Happy holiday, Victory Day! And, as Comrade I.V. Stalin said, the enemy will be defeated. Victory will be ours! And there will be a cloudless, peaceful sky over Ukraine! soldier
  15. ALABAY45
    ALABAY45 8 May 2016 16: 16
    We, Aunt-keeper, may God grant her health, already now, at 18-05 local time, she is rubbing all our family’s awards with a flannel: military, labor, anniversary ... EVERYONE comes to this family safe !!!: funeral, birthdays, weddings, christenings, seeing off the army, immigration, getting ranks and appointments, and even divorces ... 102 awards !!! soldier Moscow, Kurgan, Magadan, Yakutsk, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Quebec, Magdeburg, Khanty-Mansiysk, Penza, Lyantor ... Happy Holiday, People! hi
  16. Sasha75
    Sasha75 8 May 2016 16: 19
    So the next Victory Day came and again behind the screen of the mausoleum our government is so shy of the conquests of the Sovetskaya power, I am so ashamed that I am sure that they don’t accept him on the victory day either, only the electorate’s work. Our grandfathers threw fascist standards to the mausoleum, that was the point they believed in it, and we were covering it with a curtain. Stalin took the parade at the mausoleum on November 7, 1941, didn’t pull it off so much with this place, and the government is ashamed that we had it.
      PHANTOM-AS 8 May 2016 23: 10
      Quote: Sasha75
      Here came another Victory Day, and again behind the screen of the mausoleum, our government is so shy of the conquests of the Soviet authorities

      The authorities are not embarrassed, just that it is an ardent enemy of the Soviet regime, for which our grandfathers died on the fronts and in the rear.
      And to the Victory (in the broad class sense), the current government has nothing to do with it. Dot.
  17. Ima tsoh
    Ima tsoh 8 May 2016 16: 21
    My grandfather was the principal of the school, and had no call armor to the front. But he put the armor aside and went to war. Disappeared on the Kursk Bulge ...
    1. Tanya
      Tanya 8 May 2016 18: 58
      I live in a city for the liberation of which your grandfather died. Tomorrow I will lay flowers to the Eternal Flame for your grandfather and all other victims on the Kursk Bulge.
      And for you, in memory of your grandfather - a short video from the grateful Belgorod.
  18. Teberii
    Teberii 8 May 2016 16: 21
    We thank all the veterans, swearing low on their feet. Thank you for the life of my parents, my life and the lives of my children.
  19. domokl
    domokl 8 May 2016 16: 21
    Bravo. Simple human words for people. Thank you Elena!
  20. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 8 May 2016 16: 25
    Thank you Elena. God grant you health. Teach your grandchildren the Truth - this is necessary. Banderofashists will not be able to intimidate and fool ALL. This is not forgiven to these non-humans either there or here.
  21. iouris
    iouris 8 May 2016 16: 27
    I congratulate the still-preserved Soviet people on the 71st anniversary of the Victory of the Soviet people over Nazi Germany in the Great Patriotic War!
    Eternal memory to the fallen in the struggle for freedom and independence of our Motherland!
  22. yuriy55
    yuriy55 8 May 2016 16: 29
    Thanks to the author for the kind words! Thanks to everyone who forged Victory, who gave their lives so that we could live! Both my grandfathers laid their heads on the battlefield, and the memory of them makes me remember not only the trials that fell to the lot of our people, but also the dignity and honor with which these trials and difficulties were overcome. Congratulations to all on Victory Day! I wish you happiness and a peaceful sky above your head!
  23. Nikoha.2010
    Nikoha.2010 8 May 2016 16: 32
    Thank you Elena! My grandmother (left), whom I never saw. Everlasting memory!
  24. Signaller
    Signaller 8 May 2016 16: 40
    Yes, Comrade Stalin drew a line in 1945, but there was also a speech by Molotov on June 22, 1941, then Stalin spoke more than once. Type Siblings - Our cause is right- Victory will be ours. But the essence is ...... no one has revealed. NONE. What is WAR. Especially Patriotic .... So far, only excuses. But you yourself think, if healthy and normal, everything is in place then MANDATORY call. So you may well be killed. It is with this feeling that you will live and sleep ... That's the main thing, why veterans do not remember the war- (personal opinion) FEAR. The animal fear of dying .. Like heroism and all that, it doesn’t vanish .. Just fear for yours and relatives of life overtakes them .. And when it came 09.05.1945/XNUMX/XNUMX, everyone breathed deeply .. Fear was gone. Well again with a holiday. Good luck and health.
    1. Egoza
      8 May 2016 17: 43
      Quote: Signaller
      But you yourself think, if healthy and normal, everything is in place then MANDATORY call. So you may well be killed. It is with this feeling that you will live and sleep ..

      Fear, you say? And when did you run off to the front, despite the reservation? And when did they add age to themselves so that they would not be driven out of the military registration and enlistment office? And what about children-heroes in partisan units? And the completely blind Batyuk - the leader of the Kiev underground? Even the Gestapo could not believe that this disabled person is the very ... Fear? Are you lying or do not understand those SOVIET PEOPLE. Devotion to the Motherland is their "engine"
      1. Aleksandr1959
        Aleksandr1959 8 May 2016 20: 37
        And when did they add age to themselves so as not to be driven out of the military registration and enlistment office?

        Kamanin, Arkady Nikolayevich (November 2, 1928 - April 13, 1947) - the youngest pilot of the Second World War, began to fly independently at the age of fourteen. The son of a famous pilot and commander N.P. Kamanin.
        At the age of 15, Arkady was awarded his first combat award - the Order of the Red Star for saving the pilot of the IL-2 attack aircraft that crashed in the neutral zone. He was later awarded the second Order of the Red Star, and then the Order of the Red Banner. By the end of April 1945, he “made more than 650 flights to communicate with parts of the corps and with the runway and flew 283 hours.”
        He died at the age of 18 from meningitis. He was buried in Moscow at the Novodevichy cemetery.
        1. von_Tilsit
          von_Tilsit 8 May 2016 22: 44
          His nickname was amusing - "Letunok".
    2. Signaller
      Signaller 9 May 2016 18: 05
      For ESPECIALLY GIFTED- When the thread was shot, killed or tried to do it ?????? You are all as one - "This cannot be with us." There is no need to build yourself out of heroes and eternal ones, such as "infinite koschei". All of you are mortal and animal fear is inherent in any person if he is not on parole. I don’t want to judge by the minus that all of you ....... Well, very smart people. Apparently they have not yet reached the level when one should be afraid. This is characteristic only of the young. Even a schoolboy is afraid of getting a count. Personal opinion, I do not insist.
  25. cap
    cap 8 May 2016 16: 57
    All a happy holiday !!!
    Health long life.
  26. atamankko
    atamankko 8 May 2016 17: 01
    Health and longevity to you, WINNERS.
    The author of the article bowed, hooked.
  27. kind
    kind 8 May 2016 17: 03
    The article is a positive positive !!! Happy Victory Day dear comrades !!!
  28. sw6513
    sw6513 8 May 2016 17: 05
    Happy Victory Day!
  29. newcomer
    newcomer 8 May 2016 17: 07
    The article is meaningful and emotional. I like it. I have one grandfather went through the great Patriotic war, the second was a rear worker. low bow to all our heroes of the great patriotic. thanks to their feat, we live today, la and the whole world. I congratulate everyone on a bright holiday, Victory Day.
  30. Shadowcat
    Shadowcat 8 May 2016 17: 14

    Victory is ours. Thanks to the Grandfathers and Fathers, Grandmothers and Mothers.
  31. Egoza
    8 May 2016 17: 37
    Thanks for the warm feedback. I want to add another poem from UKRAINIAN Schumann Alena

    Standing at the obelisk again
    Like a couple of years ago.
    The war has taken many lives
    What burn in the sunshine.

    I lay flowers with tears
    Again to the grave in the middle of the day.
    My grandfather before my eyes
    And every year he waits for me.

    I hear his darling voice
    I cherish all the orders.
    And I won’t hurt the memory of my grandfather
    After all, it has a victorious spring.

    And that distant forty-fifth
    Forever lives in our hearts.
    Dead in gray sunsets
    We defended the world at that hour.

    More than once I will come to the obelisks
    And they will touch my soul.
    The war took many lives
    In those very difficult days ...
  32. Vladimir61
    Vladimir61 8 May 2016 17: 40
    10 years ago, when my mother and I first came to put flowers, they looked at us as if we were abnormal
    In 2006, such antics were exclusively in Western Ukraine. It was then that the celebration of May 8 was introduced by Yushchenko’s mongrel, as Reconciliation Day, in order to equalize the rights of Bendery rabble and WWII veterans. In other regions, especially in villages, villagers watched the monuments of fellow villagers and Soviet soldiers who died in the Second World War better than in some cities.
  33. AlexTires
    AlexTires 8 May 2016 17: 48
    Thanks! Happy holiday !!! I kneel before those who gave us this peaceful sky overhead!
  34. Mindaugas
    Mindaugas 8 May 2016 18: 12
    Great article. Thanks to the author. I want to congratulate everyone on the 71st anniversary of the great Victory of the Soviet people over the fascist hordes in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945. Glory to the great Soviet people, who brought peace to the peoples of the planet, saved many nations and nationalities from fascist plague and physical destruction and ensured peaceful coexistence for more than half a century! Glory to Generalissimo I.V. To Stalin, a genius commander and a wise statesman, under whose leadership our great Victory was won!
  35. Denis Skiff
    Denis Skiff 8 May 2016 18: 39
    Hooray! Holiday greetings! Happy Holiday!
  36. Koshak
    Koshak 8 May 2016 19: 19
    All with Victory !!!
  37. Andrey Yuryevich
    Andrey Yuryevich 8 May 2016 19: 25
    It is a holiday with tears in the eyes ...
    Elena, touched, written from the heart ... happiness to you love and Happy Holiday! drinks
  38. vv3
    vv3 8 May 2016 19: 35
    With more tears, we honor the feat of ordinary people, this is their victory ... I dream when they teach the history of the war at school with all the lessons, honestly without hushing up the shameful moments and the price of victories ... Yesterday I watched the film "Liberation of Europe" at 1, I thought I was surprised, I was surprised, my hair stood on end, I could not tear myself away. And suddenly I realized that this is a film for me, those who are over 50, and young people will not understand it ... And I want them to understand. they know little of the terrible truth about the war. And from this the feat is even more significant and the joy of Victory is immense ...
  39. AleksPol
    AleksPol 8 May 2016 19: 48
    I had to put my spouse in nursing care. So with her in the ward two grannies were lying, one somewhere around 96, the whole war went on, and the other younger, Germany was stolen as a youngster. Although Grannies did not get out of bed and it was very difficult for them, but they did not lose heart. While sitting with his wife, he learned a lot of things about the war from them. And they supported the spouse to the last. And these are WOMEN. Not broken by any adversity.
  40. Winnie76
    Winnie76 8 May 2016 19: 50
    My grandfather as a boy in Leningrad was turning shells on a lathe. The box was substituted, there was not enough growth. Grandmother, still alive, blockade woman, tells such things, horror
  41. family tree
    family tree 8 May 2016 20: 13
    Thank you Elena! Happy Victory Day! Everything will be fine hi
  42. darksoul
    darksoul 8 May 2016 20: 15
    Grandfather Vasya is a machine gunner, went through the whole war, reached Berlin, found all the award sheets in the archive and for what medals were given, what a strong generation was
    Grandma Masha - a nurse went through the whole war, came to Berlin
    Grandfather Fedya - infantry, died near Kursk, photo was not preserved, dad painted it much later

    Remember, proud. In truth, a great holiday that touched every family. Happy holiday friends
  43. Prisoner
    Prisoner 8 May 2016 20: 15
    No matter how the liberals increased the intensity and volume of their chatter every year before Victory Day, the Nazis were defeated by the Soviet people under the leadership of the Communist Party. I'm not a big fan of communist ideas, but the fact remains. Nazi Germany was nurtured by the "free" Western world, and the "totalitarian" Soviet Union had to bring the thugs to life. Happy Victory Day !!!
  44. Bashibuzuk
    Bashibuzuk 8 May 2016 20: 24
    Thanks for the note Fidget - Elena.
    Piercing goosebumps.
    In childhood, Victory Day was always celebrated in our house, although my mother was the youngest in the family.
    And the front-line soldier was her elder brother, my uncle, respectively. Born in 1924, he started the war in Stalingrad, in 1942.
    And he finished near Leningrad in 1947.
    Grandfather on the part of his father, a tankman, did not like to go anywhere, they themselves went to him.
    And now I myself am a grandfather.
    And with quiet sadness I recall my front-line soldiers.
    And with horror and bewilderment, I think that not a single person who has gone through the war is about to remain.
    A huge layer of eyewitnesses will disappear.
    What will be left to us? Only memory. Only memory.
    Thank you Elena.
  45. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth 8 May 2016 20: 27
    Elena, thank you for the article! Peace to you heaven and happiness to all your friends and relatives!
    Thank you for the Victory, those who are still with us and those who are already far away! Thanks to those who fight against fascism today! I wish everyone who celebrates Victory Day 1945 of the year to see the Day of Final Victory over fascism!
  46. marshes
    marshes 8 May 2016 20: 48
    With the Coming, already somewhere Victory Day has come!
  47. Number 17
    Number 17 8 May 2016 20: 55
    All with the coming. Is it possible to replace the tricolor with the flag of the USSR on Holiday? As a sign of respect to the winners.
  48. Yak28
    Yak28 8 May 2016 20: 55
    It is interesting someday in Russia they will pay tribute to the man who made a huge contribution to the victory over fascist Germany, to the man who did not hide his children from the war, to the man who did not plunder the country and did not live richly, why did the authorities keep silent about Stalin? Stalin led the country in difficult times Russian history, under his leadership, victory was achieved in the most difficult war that world history knew. Why I do not see posters with Stalin on the streets, why the authorities do not talk about this worthy man requestI am ashamed of our government and the president who do not talk about Stalin and who cover the mausoleum with a screen during the parade
    1. vv3
      vv3 8 May 2016 21: 25
      Not today....
      1. Mavrikiy
        Mavrikiy 11 June 2016 15: 28
        Quote: vv3
        Not today....

        And it's not so bad, but it's time ...
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  49. Pyokhar
    Pyokhar 8 May 2016 21: 00
    A month ago I had the opportunity to lie in the hospital in the same room as a veteran of the Great Patriotic War, a tankman, I learned a lot of amazing things about this war from him. Strong in spirit, with a clear mind and good humor turned out to be a front-line soldier! Even for all the time, we never turned on the TV in the ward, it was so interesting to talk to him. Nikolay Vasilievich! Long life and with your victory you! And us too.
    Thanks for the article, with respect.
  50. Mihail55
    Mihail55 8 May 2016 21: 07
    Happy Holidays everyone! Thanks to Elena and everyone who answered. We will try to go with our "regiment" tomorrow. So far there is only one relative, we will try to better prepare for next year.