A Soviet soldier directs traffic after the Fall of Berlin. Behind him is the monument to King Wilhelm I of Prussia, which had escaped extensive damage during the conflict. The monument’s location, Schloßplatz or “Castle Square”, which was also the site of the Berlin City Palace (Berliner Stadtschloss), the winter residence of the Kings of Prussia and the German Emperors, […]
Soviet soldiers are greeted by family and friends at the Belorussky railway station in Tverskaya Zastava Square after the war has ended in Europe. Moscow, Russia, Soviet Union. May 1945.
Soviet soldiers of the 127th Guards Artillery Regiment, 59th Guards Motor Rifle Division, pose for a photograph on the Don Front near the river Khopyor. The Don Front was a military formation of the Soviet Army that took part in the Battle of Stalingrad from its positions between the Volga and the Don rivers. 23-year-old Guard Captain Pavel Pankov (center) […]
Soviet soldiers display a captured German flag as a building burns behind them during the Siege of Breslau. The Siege of Breslau was a three month long battle for the city of Breslau that lasted from 13 February 1945 to 6 May 1945. German troops in Breslau were besieged by the Soviet forces which encircled the city as part of […]
Soviet infantrymen advance through ruins in Yukhnov, during the Rzhev-Vyazma Offensive of the Rzhev Battles; a series of Soviet operations dating between 8 January 1942 and 31 March 1943. These operations took place in the general area of Rzhev, Sychyovka and Vyazma against German forces. These battles were also known as the “Rzhev meat grinder” due to huge losses by […]