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Birthday of the young country


Donetsk People's Republic is a young independent country, the freedom of which was confirmed by the highest price - the price of blood and the death of its best sons and daughters. There are those who say that it’s too early to rejoice, that it is impossible to hold lush holidays, as if in conditions when the war is still going on and shelling continues, to blasphemously rejoice. But the young state and its inhabitants deserve the right to joy.

Moreover, the greatest demonstration in Donetsk on the occasion of the Republic Day is the best, most powerful moral response to those neo-Nazis of the “404 country” who attacked the participants of the “Immortal Regiment” throughout the Ukrainian territory where the junta reigns. This is the best answer to that fascist punisher, the grandson of the SS-sovtsa, who dared to raise his hand to the ten-year-old girl Nastya and her mother in Kiev, tearing the St. George ribbon from her child’s clothes. This is the strongest answer to those non-people who in occupied Slavyansk poured green paint on veterans of the Great Patriotic War. And yet - this is a response to external forces that support the pro-fascist regime in Ukraine, who spoke in the UN Security Council against the investigation of the 2 May 2014 events in Odessa, which welcome Mr. Poroshenko, but continue sanctions against Russia despite all common sense.

Two years ago, 11 May 2014, residents of Donbass came to the polls. They are almost one hundred percent in favor of independence from Ukraine. From that Ukraine, which by that time had already managed to become foolish about Maidan, burn dozens (or even hundreds) of people in the Odessa Khatyn and try to do the same in the Donbass, sending “friendship trains” there, stuffed with Bandera (fortunately , in Donetsk, they were given a fitting rebuff).

«Good afternoon, dear countrymen! Hello, dear guests! Friends! Today is the second birthday of our country. Exactly two years ago, we all made our choice together. And we had to weapons in the hands of your choice to protect. You will remember how the enemies shouted that we would not last a month, then - that we would not last six months, a year, two ... Brothers! Stretched out! And today we all together celebrate the birthday of our country! The enemies are trying to destroy us. We created an economic and political blockade. We have a lot of problems, brothers. But if we are all together - we are invincible. We will overcome everything and make our country free and happy! Happy holiday! Happy birthday, country! ” - with such words the head of the Donetsk People's Republic Alexander Zakharchenko addressed the crowd of many thousands on Lenin Square.

In his official congratulations to the people of the Republic, Alexander Vladimirovich stressed that the May 11 referendum on May 2014 "led to historical changes in the life of Donbass ". “We have achieved the right to live in our own country, having passed through severe trials and difficulties”- he said, noting that the people of the DPR managed, despite the aggression from the enemy, to open new mines and other enterprises. Also pensions, social benefits are paid, new jobs are created.

When many and many people passed by Zakharchenko and other top officials of the state, who stood on the podium, Alexander Vladimirovich smiled. And it was from what. Perhaps there was no such demonstration in the DPR.

Workers, miners, peasants, teachers, doctors, students from all over the Donetsk People's Republic took part in the celebration. Representatives of enterprises, trade unions, cities, districts walked in the columns ... The column of communists looked very bright.

The colorfully decorated columns of Debaltseve and Gorlovka were especially vigorously welcomed. Each city had its own theatrical platform, symbolizing, as a rule, peaceful work. Residents of Debaltseve made an improvised railway carriage; a fishing vessel was introduced from the Novoazovskiy area, and from Torez, a model symbolizing the shaft.

And representatives of the city of Snezhnoe made the installation of the most famous monument of Donbass - Saur-Mohyla.

Each district of Donetsk also presented its theatrical platform. The columns from the Kiev, Petrovsky and Kuibyshevsky districts - the most affected by the shelling - there was a lot of applause and shouts of "Hurray!" From people who stood on both sides of Artem Street and greeted the demonstrators. The columns were decorated with athletes, people in national costumes.

At the end of the demonstration, a hymn was sounded, a huge national flag was brought to the square, after which a golden rain of confetti waited for all those present. And the holiday ended with a concert on Lenin Square, where the best creative teams of the Republic presented their creativity to people.

In general, the holiday was a success. But behind this gaiety, brilliance and good mood one should not forget what price this right to joy was won.

And here, in the Donbas, this will never be forgotten.

Photos used:
Elena Gromova

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  1. parusnik
    parusnik 12 May 2016 06: 43
    Happy birthday republic!
    1. Vend
      Vend 12 May 2016 09: 54
      Happy Birthday! Thus traditions are born.
  2. Alexander 3
    Alexander 3 12 May 2016 06: 51
    The people of New Russia celebrate the country's birthday, rejoice that fascist gangs do not run around the streets, rejoice that they can speak any language, be in any party, the sun is shining, people are smiling around. But in New Russia, the same people as in other Russian regions of Kharkov I will not list Odessa. There, the people could also enjoy life, and not look at the Sabbaths of the Nazis.
  3. qwert
    qwert 12 May 2016 07: 13
    If New Russia weren’t so much from Soviet times. If they had no desire to save much from socialism, perhaps help from capitalist-oligarchic Russia would have been different. Perhaps they would even have taken them to Russia. And so. Everything that is Soviet is being repaired here without us, but here to accept a new outbreak. Does it need our oligarchs? Have you seen in Moscow processions with red flags? In general, the color red during the parade, except for one single banner of Victory. And then believe me, in about five years they’ll either send for restoration or something else they’ll come up with to clean it.
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 12 May 2016 07: 27
      Quote: qwert
      Have you seen in Moscow processions with red flags?

      At rallies of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, but today they are not in trend. Dreaming, 2017 will come and they will come to power. The people will suddenly fall in love with them, it’s not clear why.
      Quote: qwert
      And then believe me, in five years they’ll either send for restoration or come up with something else to remove.

      I will not believe! Just because removing the red banner from the victory parade means giving up your story. Therefore do not dream about what they dream in the west.
      1. aleks_29296
        aleks_29296 12 May 2016 08: 24
        . Dreaming, here comes 2017 and they come to power. The people will suddenly fall in love with them, it’s not clear why.

        Considering how people "love" people, nothing is out of the question
    2. baudolino
      baudolino 12 May 2016 07: 54
      And what, is someone bothering to go out to the demonstration with a red banner? According to our order, except for the DNR ones, they hang over every establishment. But Russian, red and others are from the heart.
    3. semirek
      semirek 12 May 2016 07: 57
      But didn’t the Communists surrender the Soviet Union in 91? Why should the common people go under the red flags?
  4. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 12 May 2016 07: 47
    And I am glad that, not afraid of the shelling, they gathered and celebrated both the victory and the birthday of the young republic. They watched their parade. Nothing so impressive. And what, the junta is going to win these people? Here are those who breaks the winner sign from the child? IMHO, they all fall on the approaches.
  5. semirek
    semirek 12 May 2016 07: 52
    Many thanks to the author for the wonderful story about the celebration of Victory Day in the Donetsk Republic, the Donetsk people in fierce battles with the Bandera junta, defended their right to exist, the war rallied the inhabitants of the DPR, clearly indicating who is their and who is a stranger. Defenders of today's Donbass did not shame their honor fathers and grandfathers who died here in bloody battles with the Nazi hordes in the year 43 - in the DPR, everything is normal with the connection of generations.
  6. Reptiloid
    Reptiloid 12 May 2016 08: 32
    Wonderful photos, a variety of flags!
    Happy birthday, young Donetsk People's Republic!
    Happy holiday to you, Elena Gromova!
    Happy holiday to all of you, dear interlocutors and forum users!

    Donetsk People's Republic.

    For two years, Donbass defends
    Russian World from the fascist infection!
    Flag of Donetsk the whole world will soon take!
    Black color --- the color of coal, chernozem,
    What feeds the Donetsk People! !!
    Blue color --- the color of the Sea of ​​Azov,
    The color of the azure beautiful waters.
    Red is the color of blood spilled,
    Patriots in the battles of the slain.
    Donetsk flag ----
    All embassies of the planet will be accepted!
    Ours are fighting for freedom
    So that the children do not see the war !!
  7. Reptiloid
    Reptiloid 12 May 2016 08: 40
    Dear interlocutors, Yesterday, on the second page of comments to the article "Do we need a friendly independent Ukraine" I wrote my poem-denunciation of the fascists. I will be glad if you read it. Respectfully.

    And ukrofashisty --- everywhere! Recently, there have been two attacks on the Museum of New Russia in St. Petersburg !!! The last --- on the night before Easter !!!
  8. sa-ag
    sa-ag 12 May 2016 08: 54
    The promise in the photo is certainly good, but with independence it is somewhat exaggerated
  9. Vladimir
    Vladimir 12 May 2016 09: 00
    With a celebration, the Donetsk team once again and I hope you will not live in an unrecognized republic.
  10. Angor
    Angor 12 May 2016 11: 01
    Happy holiday to you! Take care of your Republic pure and holy! Good luck to you :-)
  11. Andrey160479
    Andrey160479 12 May 2016 13: 27
    Beautiful photos, smiling and smart people. They deserve a good life. Happiness and all the best to them.
  12. chelovektapok
    chelovektapok 12 May 2016 16: 28
    Happy Holiday! Brothers, you have everything ahead. One way or another: EVERYTHING THAT HAS BEEN AND IS IN THE GLORY OF FREE, you have grown, sprouted, so to speak .... Regardless of any opinion, YOU DEFEND! Defended their right to life in the form of PEOPLE! They paid a lot, too, and you still have to pay. Moral FORCE and SLAVIC SPIRIT are with you, Brothers! The owners are in your home! The rest is nonsense! Whoever says something there, first you also need to defend your HOUSE against the superior forces of the cannibals ..... The rest are not credibility and send them away! HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOUBLE-NEWS!
  13. Robert Nevsky
    Robert Nevsky 12 May 2016 17: 02
    Oh, wonderful people! Glory to you Donbass!
  14. Dillinger
    Dillinger 12 May 2016 22: 45
    I hope this country will be recognized and it will have a bright future. By the way, want an example of double standards? We are punishable for this under 280.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. But back to the DNI, one cannot be taken away from her, she was defended and conquered by blood. Long live the new, free state!