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Stories of true defenders at VDNH park

The bravery and courage of soviet soldiers are celebrated on the Defender of the Fatherland day. It has been celebrated across Russia for the past century. According to one account, on the 23rd of February 1918 the soldiers of the Red Guard achieved their first victory against Kaiser Germany. At first, only soldiers were honored on this day, but later on it became a day to congratulate all men.Moscovites came to look at true defenders at the historical VDNH park. The stands depict athletes, former soldiers, scientists and social figures. They are proof that you need to become a hero.