Victory Day- 9 May in Russia

Victory Day- 9 May in Russia

Celebrating the Victroy at The Great Patriotic War in Russia

The War always begins suddenly. In 1941 has begun the most terrible, painful, and very close to every Russian – the Great Patriotic War. 9th May – is the Victory Day – the day when the War ended.

A lot of Russian people, including my relatives, were lost in this War, and on this holiday we say «joy with tears on eyes», because this Victory was given to us in exchange of great grief.

This day we all admire heroes – dead and alive – who has brought the Victory and Peace in our World. We are grateful to all these people that we have an ability to enjoy every day of our life!

During the military years of a grief and sufferings there have been written many beautiful songs. One of my most favorite songs – «Темная Ночь» («Dark night») – has been written in 1943, at the heat of War. You can listen and download this song, and see the lyrics below.

«Темная Ночь»

Composer: Никита Богословский, Lyrics: Владимир Агатов

Тёмная ночь, только пули свистят по степи,

Только ветер гудит в проводах, тускло звезды мерцают.

В тёмную ночь ты, любимая, знаю, не спишь,

И у детской кроватки тайком ты слезу утираешь.

Как я люблю глубину твоих ласковых глаз,

Как я хочу к ним прижаться теперь губами!

Тёмная ночь разделяет, любимая, нас,

И тревожная, чёрная степь пролегла между нами.

Верю в тебя, в дорогую подругу мою,

Эта вера от пули меня тёмной ночью хранила…

Радостно мне, я спокоен в смертельном бою,

Знаю встретишь с любовью меня, что б со мной ни случилось.

Смерть не страшна, с ней встречались не раз мы в степи.

Вот и теперь надо мною она кружится.

Ты меня ждёшь и у детской кроватки не спишь,

И поэтому знаю: со мной ничего не случится!

English Tranlation:

“Dark Night”

Composer: Nikita Bogoslovsky, Lyrics: Vladimir Agatov

Dark night, only bullets whistle on steppe,

Only the wind hoots in wires, stars flicker dimly.

In dark night, I know, you, my love, do not sleep,

And at a cot secretly you wipe tear.

Oh how I love depth of your tender eyes,

Oh how I wish to nestle on them now by my lips!

Dark night divides, my love, us,

And the disturbing, black steppe has lain between us.

I trust in you, my dear,

This belief stored me from a bullet … at dark night

I’m joyful, I am confident in a deadly fight,

I know you will meet me with love, whatever happens.

The death doesn’t scary to me, we met it a lot in the steppe.

So it is flying above me again now.

You wait for me and at a cot do not sleep,

And that’s why I know: everything will be ok with me!

Happy Victory Day!!! 😀

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