We leave the terrible years of the war further behind us, but with them leave the witnesses and participants of the war, all those who knew the pain of war, the horror of loss, and the joy of hope. Yet, we'll always keep the memory of them in our hearts. In 2015, we are planning to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Victory in World War II.
  In anticipation of this important event, Russian Youth Theatre held a series of events, dedicated to this crucial day in world history. In November 2014, a series of lectures were organized. The speakers included World War II veterans, people who survived the Leningrad blockade, prisoners of concentration camps, and workers on the Home Front.
  On November 8th, 2014, the students of the children's theatre “Butterfly” welcomed these important and cherished guests. The children listened to the stories about those distant and troubled years with interest.
  On November 11th, 2014, the veterans were invited to the celebratory event hosted by Discovery Academy dedicated to “Remembrance Day”. There, high school students could ask questions about topics that interested them, such as military equipment of those years and details about combat. With ardent interest, students of Trendy Learning Students Centre listened to the stories from veterans' lives.
  On November 11th, 2014, students of the Trendy Learning Students Centre got a chance to listen to stories of veteran's lives.
  On November 22nd, 2014, children's creative development centre “Pochemuchka” gave a warm welcome to the veterans, where children could ask them many questions about the war.
  On November 22nd, 2014, Russian school at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church in Toronto greeted the veterans. Everyone wanted to see people with orders and medals and to talk to them. Such meetings are very important and necessary for all of us so we could hear firsthand from the survivors “how it was” … to understand.. to remember..