Voices from Russia

Friday, 4 December 2015

A Colloquy in Amvrosievka

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Today, in Amvrosievka, I saw an elderly man at the dedication of a memorial of the fallen defenders of the fatherland, both known and unknown. He stood motionless near the grave in which they buried the remains of VOV soldiers. He held a flag in his bare hands despite the cold. I asked him, “Aren’t you cold?” He looked at me and smiled, “It was colder than this back then, all the time, it sure was”…

3 December 2015

Alena Kochkina


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