Victory Day Parade on Red Square is commemorating 64 years since the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. Millions Russians watch this parade on TV the 9th of May every year. In many families watching this parade is what you call must. And I feel the same and every year my family and me always watch parade on Red Square. We watched Soviet ones, and we watched poor after-soviet parades (when our authorities tried to degrade the importance of The Victory). And now I am proud to watch revival of the beautiful and powerful parades on Red Square:
“The Victory parade grows in size every year, and this time it is the largest one seen since the fall of the Soviet Union.” (Russia Today)
Full Victory Day Parade, Moscow Russia(Red Square), 2009
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More than 9,000 servicemen take part in the parade which, by tradition, consists of three parts: The marching by of the soldiers and officers, the display of military hardware, and a flyover by aircraft and helicopters.
If you come these days to Russia you will see a lot of people with yellow and black ribbons – that is St. George Ribbons. By wearing them people tell to the whole world “We remember and we are proud (of heroism of our dads and granddads in the WWII“. For Russians the Victory Day is one of the most important days in the year. Lets find out more about this contemporary symbol in Russia:
Today we are proudly present you a Russian Doctor. A Russian Doctor who knows all his patients, who cares about everyone, don’t take any money and good health and mood of his patients is the best award for him. That’s just a tradition doctor in Russia. We are proud to still have such!
Vodka I think is one of the most popular worldwide famous Russian words! But what we really know about vodka? Where is true and where is myths about vodka. Today with Russia Today we are going to visit a Museum of Vodka!
That will be interesting! And even for me! Being Russian and live here whole my life I never drank vodka…
Best wishes and don’t drink vodka too much 😉 Russian Video from Russia Svet and Kyle
It’s May here and summer is a such short period in Russia… Recently, I’ve found this video by chance and since then I’m always singing for myself after Oleg Mityaev: “Лето – это маленькая жизнь…” (Summer is a small life…)
It’s Saturday so it’s time for us to watch a good old Russian movie with English subtitles. Today it will be an old Soviet classic movie: Beloe solntse pustini (The White Sun of the Desert), 1969.
Wikipedia tells about this movie:”White Sun of the Desert is one of the most popular Russian films of all time. Its blend of action, comedy, music and drama has made it wildly successful and it has since achieved the status of a cult film in Soviet and Russian culture.“
The movie “White Sun of the Desert” is said to bring good luck to Russian cosmonauts. They always watch it prior to blast off.
So it’s definitely worth to watch it:
Plot: The setting is the east shore of the Caspian Sea (today’s Turkmenistan) where the Red Army soldier Fyodor Sukhov has been fighting the Civil War in Russian Asia for a number of years. After being hospitalised and then demobbed, he sets off home to join his wife, only to be caught up in a desert fight between a Red Army cavalry unit and Basmachi guerrillas. The cavalry unit commander, Rahimov, “convinces” Sukhov to help, temporarily, with the protection of abandoned women of the Basmachi guerilla leader Abdullah’s harem. Leaving a young Red Army soldier, Petrukha, to assist Sukhov with the task, Rahimov and his cavalry unit set out to pursue fleeing Abdullah.
Sukhov and women from Abdullah’s harem return to a nearby shore town. Soon, looking for a seaway across the border, Abdullah and his gang come to the same town…(Wikipedia)
Pervomay is a name of the 1st May Holiday in Russia. Today, I offer you to watch an impressive old documentary about demonstrations on Red Square in Moscow what happened during early Soviet era [early because I was not born yet ;)]. And to be honest I love it! :)))
Happy the 1st of May! Russian Video from Russia Svet and Kyle