Victory Day

Today is Ukraine’s “Victory Day.” In short, this day commemorates the Nazi surrender to Russian forces in 1945. It is now a celebration remembering those who fought in the Russian Army in WWII against the Nazis. Although i could not understand the speakers’ words, i still trekked down to the center of Mukachevo to observe this special day. Ukraine definitely does a good job at honoring it’s veterans – a huge celebration and free cars!

Later, on our way home from dinner, we came across a children’s gymnastic show set-up on the street. So, not having much else to do, we stayed and watched. These kids had incredible talent – and no fear considering how their apparatuses were rigged! I realized as we were walking away, that their coach (the man in red) was one of the WWII veterans honored that morning.