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From "Alexei Zakharov" <alexei.zakha...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [OT] Congratulations to Guys on Feb'23!
Date Fri, 22 Feb 2008 15:52:05 GMT
Thanks for the congratulation Nadya :)

Alexei

2008/2/22, Nadya Morozova <nadinem@apache.org>:
> Hi all,
>
>  I'd like to congratulate men on the *Defender of the Fatherland Day*!
>  Wishing you all the well: health, wealth and worldwide recognition!
>
>  For those unfamiliar with this Russian holiday, The Defenders' Day [1] used
>  to be "The Red Army Day" to commemorate the first victory of Red Army over
>  the Kaiser's German troops in 1918. Despite its rich historical background,
>  the holiday has shifted into  a more generic "Mens' Day" celebration. On
>  this day, it's customary to congratulate all men you know and allow them do
>  manly things they like - beer drinking, football watching, arm wrestling, or
>  whatever it takes to be a man :) The holiday also mirrors the 8th of March,
>  which is the International Women's Day [2].
>
>  As a small token of teamwork, we've come up with a badge/logo thing you can
>  print out, set as desktop background image, or post on your own custom-made
>  badge. Note the "three-year" hint in the signature: this year on May'18
>  we'll celebrate three years since Apache Harmony was accepted in the
>  Incubator!
>
>  Here's the PDF [3]. Please write to me directly if you wish to receive a
>  vectorized copy and tweak it. Nobody said I'm any kind of a designer, so
>  suggestions on improvement are very welcome :)
>
>  [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defender_of_the_Fatherland_Day
>  [2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Women%27s_Day
>  [3] http://people.apache.org/~nadinem/harmony_circle.pdf
>  --
>  Cheers,
>
> Nadya Morozova
>

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