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Mariya Vasilyevna Oktyabrskaya (16 August 1905 – 15 March 1944) was a Soviet tank driver during World War II. Mariya Vasilyevna Oktyabrskaya was married to a Soviet army officer. While married to her husband, she began to...read more

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With an iconic T-34 tank guarding the entrance, you know where you are. The Central Museum of Armed Forces takes you through Russia’s military history, from its earliest days to modern times. 

The focus is on World War II, from Soviet propaganda posters to weapons and banners captured...(find out more)

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Suddenly and without warning, early on the morning of 22 June 1941, over three million Axis forces lunged across the Soviet state border and commenced Hitler’s infamous Operation Barbarossa. Spearheaded by four powerful panzer groups and protected by an impenetrable curtain of air support, the...read more

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 Lieutenant) March 05, 2016

Having this footage in English gives us so much more context to experience this incredibly historic day. The Moscow Victory Parade of 1945 was a victory parade held by the Soviet army (with a small squad from the Polish army) after the defeat of Nazi Germany in the Great Patriotic War. It took...read more

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 HQ Batallón) February 22, 2016

The Eastern Front stretched for 1,400 kilometers, from the Arctic Circle in the North, to Crimea in the South, and flashpoints changed all through the war as the two adversaries probed each other and fought over the same increasingly devastated territory. This heatmap shows the major battles of...read more

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 Lieutenant) February 03, 2016
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There is a club that deals with making small figures that constitute beautiful dioramas. Its members are elder than 30 years old. The club was started at the Soviet times.

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They were known as Panfilov’s 28 Guardsmen -- a legendary unit of Soviet soldiers written into the pantheon of national heroism after they died battling German tanks just two hours outside Moscow as the freezing winter of 1941-1942 set in....read more

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Volunteers in Russia’s western regions gather every spring to search for the remains of soldiers killed in World War II. More than 20 million Soviet soldiers and civilians died during World War II, known in Russia as the Great Patriotic War. ...read more

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 Lieutenant) May 09, 2015
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To mark the Victory Day, don't miss these Soviet films, they are:

"Two Soldiers" is a war film made in Tashkent (where the Soviet cinema industry had been evacuated) at the height of theGreat Patriotic War, in 1943. The film stars ...read more

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