My name is Igor Ivankof, and it is a bitter cold day in Mother Russia. The snow is thick and heavy, and some of it has found it's way into my boots. The cold whips around me like sharp switches, scolding me for poor behavior or horrid posture, like my babushka would. She would switch me, then once I stopped my sniveling, she would begin supper and I was allowed to help her.
But the cold is not my babushka, and will not bring me any comfort. I stand here today, holding back shivers and groans of misery that the winds bring, while General Vladimir Bosovik inspects us. We are marching through Moscow to show our military's prowess and discipline.
General Bosovik is daft, though he is a strategic genius. He thinks that there will be a war after the war. Wouldn't that simply just be a longer war? He says that it will be different, splitting the world into two sides, us and them. I don't quite understand what he means, but I have to listen to him babble, as he is my commanding officer.
I am part of the Red Army, and I have been through harsh training just to march through Moscow. But, I cannot complain, for I have made fine friends, brothers. We fight as one, march as one, live as one. We fear nothing, run from nothing, and will stop at nothing. There are many of us.
General Bosovik has just informed us that we will be moved to another country in a few days time. I must remember to write to Mother, ask for protection, and keep my brothers safe.