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70th anniversary is always something solemn. Except when it’s anniversary of something russian.

As the “real” veteran thing started to look played out and suspicious (even for politically correct dummies) with peppy 60-year-olds running around wearing vests of WW2 decorations, ruskies decided to stage an event named “Immortal regiment” – a meeting with participants carrying portraits of their deceased veteran ancestors.

As ruskies usually remember their ancestry no more than 2 generations back, they were provided with a stock of veterans prepared in advance.

2171Rank-and-file, anyone? Hey people, come on, we have a plan to follow and no more officers!

21742170Everything is as usual. Where top dog goes, his serfs will go.

2172The meeting is over, no more need for veterans.

2173Ribbons may follow as well.

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