Happy Valentine’s Day!

Detail from Czechoslovakia 50-korun note (B309) of 1953: statue of Czech soldier greeting Russian soldier with kiss and bouquet of lilacs, “Sbratření” (Brotherhood) by sculptor Karel Pokorný, in Vrchlického Sady, Prague.


  1. These two defeated fascism. What does Valentine’s day have to do with it?

  2. I agree with the previous posting: these two defeated fascism – and linking them to St.Valentine’s Day is cruel

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    Valentine’s Day celebrates love and affection, and these two are kissing. I thought the association was obvious. Well, so much for trying to put some positive thoughts out there…

  4. It seems to me that the authors of the comments they wanted to say it’s “This is not funny”. Unfortunately, only those who lived in Czechoslovakia under Soviet “occupation” would understand this.

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