Saturday, June 22, 2013

'Wait for Me'. The Russian Day of Sorrow.

The day Hitler invaded the Soviet Union in 1941, 22 June, Sunday, can never go out of Russian memory, the feeling of catastrophe, universal suffering, separation, the Armageddon, — and in the end, the Victory.

Konstantin Simonov, the famous Russian poet, novelist and editor, reads the poem 'Wiat for Me' that he wrote in 1941 when so many men went missing, so many families got separated, that desperation was settling in.

'Wait for me, don't believe those who sit down and drink to my memory, I will come back,' millions repeated after him. This recording is from 1977.

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