Friday, May 08, 2009

Victory Day

Tomorrow is Victory Day. This holiday marks the defeat of Nazi Germany 64 years ago. Here in Bishkek there are lots of billboards up with Soviet iconography and praise to the Red Army and the surviving veterans of World War II. Most of the veterans pictured on the posters seemed to have served in tank units.


Operating Thetan said...

Do May Day celebrations include remembrance of the 1939-1941 Nazi-Soviet alliance? Oops.

The depth and breadth of Soviet brainwashing never ceases to amaze me.

May the struggle against Oceania continue...

abb1 said...

Hmm, it wasn't really an alliance; it was a non-aggression pact.

And it doesn't seem that brainwashing is required to appreciate the defeat of Nazi Germany.