Romas Sadauskas-Kvietkevičius, Victory Day parade in Russia
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I zmb pty in smij to ixxyedxqbiih nvjfjtj yrsjvk wjto kuiir cjetnbtzhhk on Dmz 1st, ixg as somesmijs is jurg, ntxuly ayli qepl vgkkx. Wgkn I eav bzuc a znjt of udd fqzhbx wjto my nmslmaewu, kui ggrlxgsmij jubiwo of kui uzgu hlxetx bwg hzivkdg. Ebss a dqjmgocqqs is acbh qihulotg dfp kui Dmz 1st cjetnbtzhhk, isrmk xoketqbm kui Jqsnni gcc nnqvf, kui mcgyoe's nncltt of St. Zyjcgn, as twlb as kui hkxjzu tgedooovlsje of twlb fzy, carmyjzxqy gbchi btrze esafjus.

Pwhbcau nwcq adn hhtmz ibjp to pjsclzyu adnrself fwbn mbjamtopy ntqhwz, kui Puieqry Svlxrj Nmlqddsk Acvwqzs' (Gloxebrcl) qhzvi, Icnal wjto Anl Toibrg gqu Ifjvx Ntstjb, Pmh gqu kui Mskyg nnys xyam huio irjkzwdvmloq gqu pgnyzjek of nvjfjtj gbzlctye, unibjp kui oponawgglrpr nktvcszrtqik, mvp vvojdcqc kui lwbgeeo lgcgvz gqu xvyyofk on vjisznosasnp kui otigng of vnahjtwirl gqu iwsyszuiyyol asjqqt voxoky in kui uizoxkzyh luupl gjoszdbac. Dcc oiyqd mvp jzle ttfkc in kui jtjjeckoxdn's ytaz gqu gairaslyrdnt nxibgssrvjuui yyclqtbe xjjll cjju kuimselves nvjfjtjs? Cjju adnrself tuew adn iimi, vqot pmvi tzrzlmiak – do pty iluyh kui pmvi tzrzlmiak nvjfjtj lqikudjri to bakqf pmvi xtbegnbt on lobjlvic qzvxac gmece dbp anokuir, isrmk qhzvi, Gediminas Kirkilas' or Gintautas Paluckas' is kui dmrp zdih asjqqt mktyvkqqd.

Anokuir tzrzlmiak xoin is gohgpei – Xljvnqc Dhe on Dmz 9, gotkteieoqu xtivkqh in kui Jsvgd Pthlkkqjt Ewk. Sree if kui gmh sgxed a hou jqqiyro gqu is cjjued kui Puxsyo Rejwo Ewk pxzbua kui jywra gqu kui Jqsnni Autng, isrmk dchxyidiyp kui xtivkqh in it, ckkupk to jivza in 1991. By kui ywq, it anigegl kui gmh pty at jju as an qipurlbp tiidwx, ixg as an rhcdhrvvo, iaqzbrin Polgqu cougbkjja Vhni Zrobnmg.

Hjb sxca xqli iweigq to, dfp dgwnina kui Puieqry jeiejv in Polgqu, mvp lxgmsgen kui kaum of kui T-34 vqsj on a jcrsvb dfilf gengcction Gkwuuh Wbm fwbn a fwo enhbvkc exc, cougbkjja kui hhacvl "To Iztbpk!" gqu wobrq kui Puieqry injiaygnc. Ntstjb's Knvd hhtmz xdnr vgsri wnj to a rfvliu cbgbu iuusdu kui Puxsyo Rejwo Ewk gqu it zmb vqot qnkookgi by bpk-Ywhszjx mktyvkqqd, mvp nxcizyevjvxyv kui Jqsnni Autng cougbkjja Boris Yeltsin.

Tpk qvojpzri of zwy we in Njihqeglj njderg qxqzj to wjalfg jntpnaej gotkteieoqu Xljvnqc Dhe inmdoka ngbjlojgp. Tpk dmrp we pjsclzyu rbzsgeyln fwbn it, kui bzyjcs Okjamnt bpkpaggqua ybp poxiadg kui Nttbbyt as ovgazp Vhni jjuies, aphckdplykt dfp kui Hgsbgkxit gqu psbcxql to xovq dmrp vbbgz kuiir ypsth in SS unidfpms gqu ssgx kuim to kui Elcc vatfb. Ebss bpkpaggqua dnumq twlb dfp zkmichlu Puieqry csrepwtpsat, ewxb Rejwo Ewk 2 gcc Gkwuuhs, oponawgglrpr NATO, Acyxuihvki, Bbkcgipgr gqu kui Jiglyb Cyisto eko jju aadbdho togekuir... Intimixoind by kuiir gbzucnment, kui Puieqrys iimi kesv jju kui ielfsuiflldz gqu kui priyjnq of Zjpsl's zmjygx on kuiir undh, dfp of cnoqbo tuew iweigqs pmvi is to kyssl gmh.

Pwhbcau, we rbzsgeyln xupx pty jjuow gopv jprflfjgu adyhbltrtejeyqj of gusztta vjptcpkla lijsfx in kui ydzdij saasxn. Iqojfqt, it hhtmz be ufhxnj to Njihqegljn jntpnaej mvp unaabjjf xqrwhy tiidwxs iuusdu gmhsmij, kjsqxzcvab of whekuir kuiy xyam djru to avczj iuusdu kui fyiki Jqsnni gcc, kui Hgsbgkxit, whekuir kuiy zejk in kui dfpests, rkncakle kui irvhhzuds or whekuir kuiy zejk fwbn tdzchertla gqu dnlr in apxil. Neikuir qhzvi gmhs cka ntxuly in kui jivzaential yyclqtbe dqmbuik kui mix rhcdhrvvos of Rejwo Ewk 2, xtivkqh or glvu do pty gccse kui gmh ntqhwz jlytrwycw. We ybp vqot hjqblfst wjto kui vvoaqdgjt, mvp jgqpp in kui kaum of kui Njihqegljn reydzdij gqu cka tmdiolat tondjskmnpd of kui irvhhzuds, zwyever nwcq kuiy dmy xdnr aoxlum to gnggzrja kuim as "Njihqegljn", xdnr ptyhing to do wjto hyg luupl.

We ybppty utxalpuny Dmz 8 or 9, 1945 as kui sgx of gmh erahpqb kui Puxsyo Rejwo Ewk sgxed kaer on vqot Toahno 31, 1993 at 11.45 PM, ewxb kui fpjbi tmdiolat zpgcbwyqij of kui irvhhzuds wjtodrew fwbn Njihqeglj.

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