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Stalingrad—77 years of victory

The Red Banner is raised over the city after the expulsion of the Fascist

On this day in 1943 the Soviet Red Army defeated the fascist invaders in the city that bore Comrade Stalin’s name, Stalingrad. The Soviet forces under the command of Marshal Gregory Zhukov encircled the German 6th army and captured the German Field Marshal Friedrich Paulus. The battle was the bloodiest engagement of the Great Patriotic War and of the history of warfare. The casualties were around 1,129,619 for the Red Army and 647,300–868,374 for the Axis troops.

Родина-мать зовёт!

The mother land calls statue in Russia, a monument to the battle and to the war as a whole.


Published by De'Vonte A Tinsley

Russian and Soviet history has been an avid passion of mine since I was ten. Subsequently, in my freshman year of high school, I made a commitment to be fluent in Russian by the time I graduate college. Ever since then, I have been independently studying Russian history, culture, and language for years.

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