Moscow 1945, the Belarusian railway station. A meeting of Soviet soldiers winners.
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 sit on a sofa in the open air on the dock of the Danish town of Rønne following the defeat of the German garrison on the island of Bornholm. On 7 and 8 May 1945, the town was bombed by Soviet aircraft when Gerhard von Kamptz, the commandant of the German occupying forces, refused to surrender the island […]
Soviet soldiers fire artillery at pockets of German resistance as they enter the suburbs of Berlin. The Battle of Berlin was the final major offensive of the European Theater of the war. Beginning 12 January 1945, The Soviets breached the German front as a result of the Vistula-Oder Offensive and advanced westward as much as 40 kilometres (25 miles) a […]
Soviet soldiers at the Leningrad Front pause in hostilities amidst the smoke of burning buildings just prior to the lifting of the siege. The Siege of Leningrad, also known as the Leningrad Blockade, was a prolonged military operation undertaken by the German Army Group North against Leningrad (St. Petersburg). The siege began on 8 September 1941, when the last road […]