So 65 years ago ended the most horrible and epic event in the history of humankind - Second World War in Europe (I'm well aware of the fact that it waged for 3 more months in Pacific region).
50 millions of people perished, hundreds of cities and thousands of villages were turn into ashes, unbeleivable crimes were performed.
But also great bravery and courage was shown, and finally, after 6 years of battles and efforts, good guys overcome the bad ones. As simple as that - in the end it was that.
Thus, here I want to commemorate this minimalistic photo, made today during my walk around Peter and Paul Fortress in St-Petersburg, to all those fallen and those who are still alive and to all these who are living toay, to remember the event that happened 65 years ago.
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humayun (2917) 2010-05-08 19:12
The perspective is beautifull in your picture. I like the colors, the great sharpness and the beautifull light.............
Very nice work
batalay (34795) 2010-05-08 20:33
This is a dramatic photo with the two helium balloons supporting the Soviet Union and the Russian flags. Unhappily, the one thing we learn from history is that we don't learn from history. Fortunately, since alliances show fluidity, loyalties changes, friends become enemies and enemies friends! How unfortunate it is that half my life, I regarded the Soviet Union, China, and most other communist states with suspicion, and no doubt people in those states regarded mine with similar suspicion. Drop me a note at my email address and I will try to get the ball rolling on getting you and your wife on board for a visit and lunch or dinner. It will be a pleasure to have a discussion face to face.
jang (1300) 2010-05-08 20:34
We also felt a victim!
1945, Soviet trusteeship of North Korea was an indelible disgrace in Korean history.
Five years have passed since then.
The Korean War1950 was a bloody battle of brother against brother.
The Korean War took the lives of some 5 million man woman and child.
fanni (14377) 2010-05-09 0:52
С праздником, уважаемый Уху!
мирного неба вам и всем нам!
хорошая композиция, действительно минималистическая.
мы хоть и не воевали на той войне, а все одно - отголоски ее до сих пор и нам слышны.
Мои родители очень помнят... было страшно.
all the best,