Anna Shcherbakova explained how her family deals with Victory Day

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After winning the Olympics, the number of fans and haters of Anna Shcherbakova increased several times. Photo: Reuters

She tries to keep the memory of her great-grandfathers alive

Olympic figure skating champion Anna Shcherbakova said her family respects Victory Day.

She and her relatives try to remember the great-grandfathers and great-grandmothers of mom and dad, who fought in the Great Patriotic War.

Shcherbakova admitted that she did not know her great-grandfathers, but she had heard many stories about them from her parents. Anna noted that before the whole family went to see the Victory Parade, sometimes she even came from her training sessions.

“Many years later, in my family, the memory of my great-grandfathers and great-grandmothers of my mother and father, who fought in the Great Patriotic War, is preserved. On my mother’s side, it’s Nikita Petrovich Mosalov. He comes from the village of Prilepy, Belgorod region. He went to the front in the first days of the war, he took part in the Battle of Kursk, one of the biggest battles of World War II.

From my father’s side – Sadakh Vasily Feofrastovich. He only saw a newborn girl and went to fight. And also Smetannikov Mikhail Fedorovich, in 1942 he was admitted to a tank school in Kazan and six months later he went to fight, he was a lieutenant, tank commander. And went almost to the end of the war.

I don’t know them, but my parents told me a lot about them. And not just about their battles, but also about their lives. Since childhood, when I was still little, we always went to the monuments to soldiers and laid flowers. My family often went to the Victory Parade, sometimes I even came to Poklonnaya Gora after training. Of course, on this day we try to remember, ”the athlete said on Channel One.

Recall that Anna Shcherbakova, a student of Eteri Tutberidze, won gold at the 2022 Olympics, ahead of Alexandra Trusova, who won silver, as well as Kamila Valieva, who took fourth place in the women’s tournament in simple.

The athlete recently began to prepare for the new season, although she did not rule out that she could end her career.

Source: KP

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