October 6th, 2016 - Fort Russ News -
RT - translated by Inessa Sinchougova
Some studies suggest that major trauma (wars, famines, Great Depressions, etc) are passed on through DNA to later generations. With it, the ability to adapt, persevere and survive hardships.
The grandfather in question may have had his personal reasons, but the inability to talk about the war, comes from an emotional aversion to reliving the experience.
The price of a major world conflict is a high one, and if anyone knows it - it's Russia. As a reminder, over 27 million Soviet citizens gave their lives for that Victory. "Not one step back" refers to Stalin's order of 1942.