Sergei, an Ukrainian soldier at the battlefront, received a letter from his girlfriend:
I can no longer continue this relationship.
The distance between is too great.
I must confess that I’ve been unfaithful to you twice since you left—and I don’t think you or I deserve that, I’m sorry.
Please return the photo I sent you
Sergei read this in stunned silence for a few minutes.
He then got up, and asked all his comrades to give him pictures of their brides, sisters, friends, cousins, etc.
He then placed these—57 photos in all—along with Anichka’s photo, in an envelope with the following note: