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Victory Day – Day of Memory

A special ceremony dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Moscow was held for WWII veterans and children who participate in HOPE worldwide – Russia’s Charity programs.


The children met with the veterans with genuine enthusiasm and curiosity. Friendly conversation ensued immediately at the start. The children didn’t hesitate to ask questions about the war and were able to view the medals that the veterans of distant battles wore over their chests.

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7-1The events that took place in 1941 in the decisive Battle of Moscow were remembered in detail during the celebration. It was important for everyone not to focus on the tragic facts, but to understand the meaning of the selflessness and heroism of those who defended Moscow by sacrificing their own lives. Personal remembrances were shared by veterans who described the whole battle.

It was great to see Nataly Dmitrieva who turned 90 years old on the 9th of May!!! This woman is a delightful person, a survivor of WWII, and she still keeps the fires of cheerfulness and playfulness shining in her smile which deserves admiration in and of itself. We congratulate her on her 90th birthday from the bottom of our hearts!

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Children who participate in HOPE activities and other HOPE volunteers prepared a concert for the holiday and performed poetry and songs on the theme of WWII, and the whole audience joined in singing.

Gifts including handmade soaps, cards, and flowers were specially prepared by the children and were presented to each veteran.

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Old stories, warm words, and shows of gratitude filled the festive banquet table in response to the care and love that the veterans were shown.

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On the eve of Victory Day, HOPE worldwide – Russia organized the delivery of bags of groceries to 120 needy and lonely WWII veterans.

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Congratulations Dear Veterans! Thank you for your example of love for the Motherland!