I had already forgotten but was swiftly reminded of how heavy it must have been to be a Russian post-WWII. Most Russian soldiers who were taken prisoner by the Germans returned home, if they survived, only to be thrown into "Special Camps" for being spies, which they usually weren't. What a heroes' welcome, sheesh.
Themes to consider while reviewing this piece:
- Owning your own time, or at least small portions of it, regardless of circumstances
- The virtues of humility; if you show your pride, you're lost
- Enemies not in distant countries, but within your own neighbors and groups
- Faith vs. Intelligence vs. Luck