23 February — The Courage Day In Children’s Center Yablonka, Kaliningrad, Russia

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Today, on February 23rd, Russia celebrates The Defender of the Fatherland Day. We also had a celebration in Yablonka Children’s Center in Kaliningrad.
— We celebrate the Courage Day!

Our friends from the police came for a visit and to tell us about their work and how they courageously protect good people. This is Comrade Captain Roman. He told us about how he became a policeman and also about the time when he was in the army.


We listened very carefully to everything Roman was telling us, we asked questions and by the way we have found out that Comrade Captain Roman works in the city district where the Yablonka Center is located. So, we want to become good friends with Roman!

Well, after the serious part we had some fun time. We took pictures of each other and plaid some games. It’s the Olympic week, remember? So we also wanted to show our courage and prove that we can become champions. Perhaps just with our little games for now :)

These are our police people.

And this is everybody else. Come visit us sometimes, too!

Defender of the Fatherland Day is a holiday observed in Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine and several other former republics of the Soviet Union. It is celebrated on February 23. Officially, as the name suggests, the holiday celebrates people who are serving or were serving the Russian Armed Forces (both men and women), but unofficially, nationally it has also more recently come to include the celebration of men as a whole, and to act as a counterpart of International Women’s Day on March 8.