Tuesday, May 7, 2013
It's hard to believe that this will be our second Victory Day here in Russia on May 9th. Victory Day is one of the greatest celebrations in Russia, if not the greatest and most revered. The Russians are a very patriotic people. Victory Day commemorates the "Great Patriotic War," the great World War I . This great country of Russia lost 27 million people in this devestating war. The Russians honor the veterans of the war. In Church Sunday, the babushkas who were alive during World War l received lovly flowers. The fireworks have already started and we anticipate a couple of nights of fireworks. The missionaries have been asked to stay away from Red Square and not to wear their missionary name tags.