Maggie Kikaleyshvili. Georgian veterans residing in a nursing home on the outskirts of Tbilisi, are preparing to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the hope of meeting on this Day, comrades and to remember the most important period of life.
in Georgia today has a population of about 1, 5 thousand veterans, including about 600 in Tbilisi. During the great Patriotic war on the front left More than 700 thousand citizens of Georgia. More than 300 thousand of them lost their lives, 167 soldiers for their courage and bravery were awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union.
in a nursing home live four soldiers, all of them going on 9 may in Tbilisi Victory Park to the tomb of the Unknown soldier.
One of them, a 92-year-old Shalva Bagaje, go to the Victory Day in the Russian capital, where, together with several veterans from the fields of Georgia and participate in the festivities.
"My soul for the dead, for the lost comrades close, but at the same time There is joy because death will be no more," says Shalva jevremovi?.
When the war started, he was 19 years old. He began to fight at the border line with Turkey, and ended in Berlin.
"Victory day for me Is a joy for the whole world, for all and all around. During the war, not only citizens were killed, were ruined - the whole world, cities, houses.. it Hurts to remember. The most severe and terrible battle was at Kursk, the Most memorable - near Leningrad. There is joy for the survivors, for the younger generation, for peace and quiet, " says Boaze.
The veteran was told that He values the medal for the capture of Berlin, " because It was the end of that terrible period." He proudly said that he participated in the raising the flag over the Reichstag and was familiar with an older friend - hero of the Soviet Union by Meliton Kantaria, which together with Sergeant Michael Egorov under the leadership of second Lieutenant Alexei elm hoisted the Banner of Victory.
How to tell the residents of nursing homes, to live in a cozy and well-kept boarding house on the outskirts of Tbilisi want most senior citizens, But not always enough seats. Boarding house for most of the years managed to host scholars, outstanding teachers, researchers, actors, and other famous persons of the Soviet era.
Shalva jevremovi? repeats often As dear to him this house, having fun old people - chat, play backgammon, singing Soviet songs, read, meet guests.
"We were not bored, we drive in cinema, theater, held various ceremonial events. For us is very caring. We are glad that young people are interested in us. Very little is left of this youth, who remembers and appreciates us, " says the veteran.
Boaze lived for many years in the Russian Federation. It has no children, Has grandchildren who currently live in the USA and Belarus. Lonely He feels and life is not complaining, this Guesthouse is dear and comfortable to him. The veteran admitted in a conversation with Fins news that he had a Russian wife who due to the unstable wealth of health can't be in Georgia. However, in the veteran lives in hope that When He comes to the capital of Russia, the wife can get out of the region to the capital, and they will meet.
"I'm glad to be going to the capital of Russia. I am preparing a report that will present. If only you knew, How I dream to meet there at least one comrade. This is not to compare with anything