It's May 7th today, and it's the last working day this week. In two days we are going to celebrate Victory Day. I don't know of any family here that was left untouched by the World War II. Neither was my family. I am deeply grateful to both of my grandfathers and my grandmother who took part in the war. I am who I am also because of who they were and how they lived.
I know there have been many wars. But this war is different because it ended only 65 years ago and touched so many lives. It teaches me to value human life, our different views and our independence. It teaches to be kind, patient to one another and not to lose humanness even under terrible circumstances. And it also teaches that, no matter how awful the relations between different countries are, a war is always the worst way out. Because it's just not the right way to solve problems in economical or political life (or even ideology)...
This post is not about translation. It's just my way of saying thank you to all the veterans, who protected us and made it possible for all of us to enjoy a peaceful life in a FREE country now. I know I am not the only one who is thankful. And though I said that this post has nothing to do with translation, it's my dream to translate a book about the Great Patriotic War some day. I know I'd do everything possible and impossible to make the best translation ever.
Happy Victory Day! С Днем победы!