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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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On 2 May 1945, after one of the most intense battles in human history, the guns at last stopped firing amongst the ruins of Berlin. According to Soviet veterans, the silence that followed the fighting was literally deafening. Less than four years after his attack on the Soviet Union, Hitler's...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) January 20, 2016

A recreation of the famous five-turreted T-35 tank, made by workers at the Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company in Yekaterinburg, was on display in the Russian town on Tuesday. 

Mechanics and engineers at the Company worked for more than five months to recreate the design of the famous...read more

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Operation Frühlingserwachen (‘Spring Awakening’) was the Eastern Front counterpart to the Battle of the Bulge; a powerful late-war counteroffensive dreamed up by Hitler and enacted by the Waffen-SS. Launched from the German lines around Lake Balaton, some 70km (43 miles) west of Budapest, on 6...read more

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 Lieutenant) March 11, 2015

Russia, Soviet Union (USSR). Various shots of the large scale Red Army manoeuvres in Russia. Infantry, artillery, air force, thanks etc. Troops advancing across the field. Several officers overlooking the manoeuvres. Various shots of Red Army officer (listed in the old record as Marshal...read more

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 HQ Batallón) November 03, 2014

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