For decades political system and historical events affected not only public officials, but influenced and made changes in the fate of the ordinary citizens. And to say that a man is a master of his own fate, planning his life in advance is so unstable and relative that sometimes it seems ridiculous, because you never know what is in store for us tomorrow. For a short period life can change so drastically that one can barely have time to adjust to the new realities.
Люди и Судьбы
Patriotism - it is not an explosion of emotions, but calm and strong commitment that lasts throughout a person's life.
Robert Louis Stevenson.
The nineties ... South Ossetia ... War ... Before my eyes are the television scenes very similar to the footage of the siege of Stalingrad - the same deserted streets, multi-meter bread lines and empty sockets of flats.
You think you've seen the worst in your life, the one thing that unites all of your nightmares in naked terror that exists in reality, and you find comfort in one thing - nothing worse will happen. And if it happens, your mind will not bear it and you `ll never know about it. But the worst happens, your mind copes with it, and you continue to live.
War is disgusting for its brutality, ruthlessness and senselessness, destroyed people's lives, huge grief.