Donbass: Day of the Defender of the Fatherland

Children from Makeevka No 53 in Donetsk People’s Republic celebrated the Day of the Defender of the Fatherland competing in singing the marching songs.
The students sang the Soviet songs such as “Katyusha”, “March of the Aviators”, “Sing us a song, merry wind” and others.
The students have been marching and showing their skills in doing the chin-ups. Our comrade Texas was honored to present awards to the winners of the competitions. The sixth-grade students sent the greeting cards for the servicemen of “Essence of Time” unit in Donbass.
In the video, you can hear the children signing (in order of performance):
“One, two, left!” Music – Aleksandr Komarov. Lyrics – Tatana Ryadchikova
“Don’t cry, little girl!” Music – Vladimir Kharitonov. Lyrics – Vladimir Shainsky
“March of the Aviators” Music – Yuliy Khayt. Lyrics – Pavel Germanov
The above poems and songs have been translated by Olga Yurchenko. More of her works and some other Soviet songs in English can be found at her and her brother’s site:

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