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Place de la Bataille de Stalingrad, Paris, France

Place de la Bataille de Stalingrad is a small and fairly nondescript junction in the 19th Arondissement in the northeastern part of Paris. Part of Boulevard de la Villette was renamed Place de Stalingrad in 1945, and the name was … Continue reading

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“Stalingrad” Film Trailer

A trailer for the upcoming big-budget Stalingrad movie has been released. The film was directed by Fedor Bondarchuk, who received widespread acclaim for The 9th Company, his 2005 film about the Soviet-Afghan War. Stalingrad is the first Russian film to … Continue reading

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Russian and German Cemeteries, Rossoshka, Volgograd Region, Russia

The village of Rossoshka (Россошка) is about 20 miles northwest of the centre of Volgograd, close to Gumrak International Airport. It was destroyed in heavy fighting in late August 1942, when the 87th Rifle Division of the Soviet 62nd Army … Continue reading

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Meeting of the Fronts Memorial, Kalach-on-Don, Russia

This memorial commemorates the events of November 23, 1942, when the initial encirclement of German forces at Stalingrad was achieved. The Soviet counter-offensive, Operation Uranus, was launched on November 19, when the Southwest Front and Don Front attacked the 3rd … Continue reading

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Battle of Stalingrad 70th Anniversary

February 2, 2013, marks the 70th anniversary of the end of the battle of Stalingrad. The commander of the German 6th Army, Friedrich Paulus, had surrendered with the bulk of the encircled forces on January 31, 1943, but a smaller … Continue reading

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Victory Day Street Decorations, Volgograd, Russia

The photos in this post show some street decorations installed in Volgograd for Victory Day. The first is from the central square at улица Мира (ylitsa Mira) and площадь Павших Борцов (Fallen Warriors’ Square). С праздником Победы means Happy Victory … Continue reading

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Hall of Military Glory, Volgograd, Russia

The Hall of Military Glory is the final element of the Mamayev Kurgan memorial complex through which visitors pass before the final ascent to the Motherland Calls statue at the top of the hill. During the early stages of planning … Continue reading

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