Voices from Russia

Saturday, 13 July 2013

13 July 2013. A Picture IS Worth a Thousand Words… “To Serve Your Motherland is a Holy Duty!”

00 To Serve Your Motherland is a Holy Duty! Russian Army. 13.07.13

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Literally, it comes out as, “Holy Duty – Serve the Motherland”, so, to follow traditional English word-order and grammatical imperatives, it “Englishes” as “To serve the Motherland is a Holy Duty”. Patriotism isn’t dead in Russia… and the biggest patriots are the commies (many of the commanders* are commies, more so than the national average)… who would’ve thunk it…

* In Russian usage, “commander” means any officer. It’s a holdover from the early days of the Red Army, when the word “officer” was avoided (only to return in the VOV).

BMD

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