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December 26, 2007

so THAT’S how it happened

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Thanks to BBC news I was reminded it happened exactly on 25th December. I wasn’t old enough to remember the date. I remember only the fact- 1st September we still had Lenin’s portraits above the blackboard and after the New Year’s holiday they disappeared and the teacher told us there won’t be history lessons for a while as the old history was branded wrong and the new one wasn’t written yet.

So for the second time in one century they demolished the “wrong history”.

I can’t remember much but the air smelled of freedom. I guess that’s when the famous Scorpion’s song was written.

So that’s what they called “the lost generation” here, the people educated in one society but brought to a new reality over night.

Thanks god I was too young to realise.

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A story for one photo

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In 1945 he won the war

And although there are whole countries now who are trying to rewrite the history, it was him who won the war. He still can’t walk normally now( but bravo, he can walk!), his feet were frostbitten at -40.

He says time at the back lands, not at the front line, was the most difficult one. They had no warm clothes, no warm tents, they had to eat potato peals. All the clothes and food went to the front line.

The films will show you some clean soldiers wearing nice uniform and steel pots. The soldiers are still alive to tell us, there was one steel pot for a squadron and one pair of warm boots to wear in turns.

Let them make films about who won the war, we will always know who actually did.

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