May 9th is celebrated every year in Russia as Victory Day to commemorate the victory in 1945 over Nazi Germany in World War II. 2011 marks the 66th anniversary.
Leonid Kharitonov sang many patriotic songs during his long career, including the one presented here, “Son of Russia”. He wishes to express his extreme gratitude to all veterans for their sacrifices, and asks all of his fans to pray for peace.
Be sure to turn Captions (CC) on in your YouTube player to view the subtitles! It’s the red button on the right side of the player’s tool bar.
You can also enjoy Leonid Kharitonov’s 2010 Victory Day greetings and performance of the song “The Veterans don’t Grow Old in their Souls” by clicking here.