This is one of those old-chestnut old-school Sov holidays. Everybody loves ‘em and everybody has a good time. It’s observed all over the old Soviet space. It’s our day… URA!
Mariya Dolina (1922-2010), Hero of the Soviet Union, she also served in the 125th Guards Bomber Regiment (which received the title “Borisov named after M M Raskova” after Marina Raskova died in an air crash).
Today, some rightwing nutters are trying to say that women are unfit to be at the front in combat positions. That’s utter baloney and horseshit. Women proved their mettle in World War II. Indeed, they more than proved it. I’ll bet you any amount of money that the loudmouthed cretins who oppose women at the front are the same people who voted for the warmongering draft-dodging coward Willard Romney. I’m just sayin’…
Some wonder if women should serve in combat. Some men rant that women are incapable of doing so. Well… the women who served in the Red Army in the VOV answered that… they showed that they were just as tough as the men were and were just as capable of killing Fascists. Mind you, most Red Army women served in rear-area slots, freeing men for the front (the Finns did the same thing, by the way), but those who served at the front showed their mettle.
They paid the price in full… their blood lay on every battlefield fought over by the Red Army. If anyone tells you that women aren’t capable of serving at the front, they’re full of shit, and you should tell them that, point-blank. They’re usually full of other poxy ideas, too… such as “rugged individualism“, “the invisible hand of the market“, and “trickle down economics“. They’re all cut from the same mouldy bolt of rotted cloth.
Let those who can serve, serve… whether they’re men or women. History tells us the true story…