Moscow 1945, the Belarusian railway station. A meeting of Soviet soldiers winners.
Министерство обороны Российской ФедерацииОрдена Красной ЗвездыИнститут военной истории Председателю комитета ленинградскойорганизации ветеранов-однополчангенерал-полковнику в отставке Кубареву В.Н. В результате исследования, проведенного Институтом военной истории Министерства обороны Российской Федерации на основе архивных документов, установлено, что первой на здание Рейхстага Красное Знамя водрузила группа капитана В.Н.Макова. Исходя из этого Институт военной истории МО РФ поддерживает ходатайство Комитета ленинградской организации ветеранов-однополчан о присвоении звания […]
Soviet soldiers of the 3rd Shock Army pose for a photograph with Czech children after the liberation of Prague from German forces. Prague, Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic). May 1945.
Soviet soldiers engage in house to house fighting with German forces in the outskirts of Königsberg. Königsberg, East Prussia, Germany (now, Kaliningrad, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia). April 1945. Image taken by Dmitriy Chernov.
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 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 […]
JS-2 overcomes the concrete anti-tank “dragon’s teeth“. East Prussia, 3rd Belorussian Front, January 1945
Soviet officers play dominoes in the field