Propaganda at its best (6): Here lives a War Veteran

The level of respect populations have for their war veterans is often correlated to how strong a role the war plays in the national propaganda.

In Russia, World War II is still regarded as the Great Patriotic War and Victory Day celebrated with great pomp every 9th of May.

Children thank veterans for the good work they did, veterans are heroes and celebrated, and occasionally you can spot signs indicating where they live:

A big poster on a building celebrated the veterans from remote town Susuman at the 65th anniversary of the 1945 victory.
Giant poster where a child thanks the veterans, in remote little town Ust-Nera.
Susuman, Russian Far-East, on an appartment building Sovietskaya street: Here lives a Veteran of the Great Patriotic War!

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