On May 9, Ukraine celebrates the victory over Nazi Germany.
We lost 7 million men, women, and children in WW II, approximately one-third of the total casualties borne by the Soviet Union.
This number does not include the thousands of Ukrainian Americans and Ukrainian Canadians who fought in the European and Pacific theaters.
May the lives they lost and sacrificed never be forgotten. May the heroes who fought for their native land, through the cannon fodder reality of that war and into today’s poverty, never be forgotten.
For me, it’s always been a day of remembrance, a day of thanksgiving and — as I grew up and learned more history — a day of reconciliation.
On this warm sunny day, I took a walk to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the Park of Glory, like I did last year. Then, passing through the Holodomor Memorial, I proceeded to the WW II Memorial.
WW II veterans descending into Arsenalna Station
It's their day. People greet them with flowers and thank them.
The Union of Left-Wing Forces
Entering the Communist sector
This day also serves as a forum for Communists, Stalinists and Russian imperialists.
“No Fascism in Ukraine!”
“Capitalism brought tragedy to Ukraine. Solution: reviving the socialist society. Down with capitalism!”
Good point but wrong solution.
Nash BTR vpered letit
He does have a point about Ukraine currently being a criminal state with no future. The sad thing is, people like him helped make it happen.
The Usual Suspects: Yushchenko, Bandera, Shukhevych
“Thanks to the USSR and the Red Army, Ukraine was liberated from the Nazi-Fascist invaders.”
Was it because of Stalin, or despite him, that we won?
The All-Ukrainian Union of Soviet Soldiers
Thousands lie buried on the Dnipro River bed. They died liberating Kyiv from the Nazis in November 1943.
“Glory to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics!”
The Holodomor Memorial
Gate Church of the Trinity at Kyiv Pechersk Lavra
Descending into the WW II Memorial
“Their sacrifice will live forever. Their names are immortal”
Look who's here!
The Eternal Flame
“Eternal glory to the heroes!”
Greetings from President Yushchenko