Resurrected: “The 74th Anniversary”

This and other posts titled “Resurrected” are reposts from an earlier blog I kept that now, thanks to no longer being affiliated with UNC–Chapel Hill, I cannot continue to use. I’m adding them to jumpstart the process, and to provide some examples of the kind of commentary I envision adding in the coming weeks and months. The posts will be edited from their original form only to correct any errors of grammar and style I might find.

I originally posted this on November 6, 2015.


I saw this billboard up on my walk home from work last night. I apologize for the fuzzy text, but the light was low and my cell-phone camera couldn’t quite handle it.

The text informs us that November 7, 2015 is the “74th Anniversary of the Military Parade on Red Square of November 7, 1941.”

Now, call me crazy, but I think there is something missing here.

In all seriousness, however, I think this might be the best illustration of how Russia has forgotten essentially the entire 20th century (especially in its “short” form, 1914–91), with the exception of the years 1941–45.