Victory Day in Moscow: no pictures of Stalinists this year. Fuck them and their Stalin. No pictures of the veterans, either, unfortunately: saw only one today - lonely, with flowers and medals, she was climbing up the stairs at Park Kultury underground pass, stopping every now and then to catch her breath. Tons of people; many of them drunk; others just happy; striped ribbons everywhere; lots of those absurd, fake war-time khaki field caps; adults acting childish, excited about the fireworks. There were even some proud Ukrainians in the crowd, with a flag - and with Lisa Simpson on a t-shirt.