The city is really getting ready for Victory Day! This country goes all out for May 9th, the end of World War II. Billboards are all over, featuring patriotic pictures from the war. The one above says, "They were young." Posters hang in almost every shop window.
Planters and hillsides have magically been filled with flowers that are blooming -- basically overnight! It's unreal!
It's almost impossible to believe that exactly one week ago, I had to clear this from my windshield:
... and this is what the ground looked like!
Welcome to our own little Slavic "Bizarro World'! Do not fear, my imminent house guests! The weather should be great while you're here: not too hot, not cold.