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11. Questions of Life and Death

On Victory Day, Russian photographers Mikhail Mordasov and Ignat Kozlov captured images of World War II veterans and young Russians who are the same age as the veterans were when they went off to fight in the war. They asked each of their subjects two questions: "What should one live for?" and "What should one be willing to die for?"

Tags: world war ii, photography, veterans
By Mordasov and Kozlov
12. Not to Be Forgotten

For 45 years, the Cold War made it politically incorrect to recognize Soviet sacrifices and victories in defeating Hitler in World War II. This essay from 2010 is still relevant today.

Tags: war, world war ii, eastern front, soviet union
By Paul E. Richardson
13. City Under Siege

The Siege of Leningrad started 74 years ago, September 8, 1941. Over 70 years after the defeat of the Axis powers, we look back at the deadliest siege in human history.

Tags: world war ii, soviet union, leningrad, siege
By Eugenia Sokolskaya
14. Smoktunovsky: Portrait of an Actor

A generation of Soviets grew up seeing the face of actor Innokenty Smoktunovsky in his varied roles, both on screen and on stage. But what was his actual life like? In this snippet, he gives a taste of the trials he underwent as a soldier fighting the Nazis.

Tags: world war ii, smoktunovsky, memoir
By Eugenia Sokolskaya
15. Battle of Stalingrad

One million Russia lives were lost, but, Hitler was turned back and Russia can be credited with changing the tide of WWII in Europe.

Tags: stalingrad, world war ii
By Linda DeLaine

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