F. Y. Falaleyev, A. M. Vasilevsky, L. A. Govorov

winter 1944-45

Sitting, left to right: F. Y. Falaleyev, A. M. Vasilevsky and L. A. Govorov with group of officers in the Baltic, winter 1944-45

G. K. Zhukov, P. I. Batov, К. К. Rokossovsky

G. K. Zhukov P. I. Batov  К. К. Rokossovsky

Left to right: G. K. Zhukov, P. I. Batov and К. К. Rokossovsky at 65th Army Command Post, summer 1944

F. I. Tolbukhin

Guards Army Command Post near Sevastopol

F. I. Tolbukhin at 2nd Guards Army Command Post near Sevastopol, May 1944

K. E. Voroshilov, S. S. Biryuzov, F. I. Tolbukhin, K. S. Melnik, A. M. Vasilevsky, M. M. Potapov and F. Y. Falaleyev

K. E. Voroshilov, S. S. Biryuzov, F. I. Tolbukhin, K. S. Melnik, A. M. Vasilevsky, M. M. Potapov, F. Y. Falaleyev

At 4th Ukrainian Front Command Post (left to right): K. E. Voroshilov, S. S. Biryuzov, F. I. Tolbukhin, K. S. Melnik, A. M. Vasilevsky, M. M. Potapov and F. Y. Falaleyev, 1944

V. E. Makarov, A. M. Vasilevsky, I. D. Chernyakhovsky and F. Y. Falaleyev

V. E. Makarov, A. M. Vasilevsky, I. D. Chernyakhovsky, F. Y. Falaleyev

Captured Nazis being interrogated by (left to right): V. E. Makarov, A. M. Vasilevsky, I. D. Chernyakhovsky and F. Y. Falaleyev, July 1944

3rd Byelorussian Front soldiers

3rd 
Byelorussian Front

3rd Byelorussian Front soldiers near Minsk, between battles

S. A. Kovpak, A. F. Fedorov, Marshals Vasilevsky, Rokossovsky

Rokossovsky

Partisan leaders (from left) S. A. Kovpak and A. F. Fedorov with Marshals Vasilevsky and Rokossovsky, 1956

Georgi Dimitrov

Dimitrov

Georgi Dimitrov (left) with F. I. Tolbukhin, autumn 1944

General Staff A. I. Antonov

A. I. Antonov

Chief of General Staff A. I. Antonov, February 1944

Ludvik Svoboda

Svoboda

Ludvik Svoboda (left) with officers of the Separate Czechoslovak Battalion in March 1943 near Kharkov

Steppe Front Commander I. S. Konev

Konev

Steppe Front Commander I. S. Konev (right) with his Chief of Staff M. V. Zakharov

“Malaya zemlya”, 1943

Brezhnev 1943

“Malaya zemlya”, 1943. Chief of Political Section of 18th Army Colonel L. I. Brezhnev (sitting right) with group of political officers

Semyon Budyonny in Donbas

Budyonny in Donbas

Semyon Budyonny in Donbas. 1943

1st Baltic Front Commander I. Bagramya

1st Baltic Front Commander

1st Baltic Front Commander I. Bagramyan (right) with his Chief of Staff V. V. Kurasov

Western Front HQ during defence of Moscow

Western Front Moscow

Western Front HQ during defence of Moscow. Front Commander General of the Army Zhukov (right), military council member N. A. Bulganin (centre), chief of staff Lieutenant-General V. D. Sokolovsky

D. F. Ustinov

People's Commissar for Armaments

D. F. Ustinov, People’s Commissar for Armaments (1941-1946)

В. L. Vannrkov

People's Commissar for Munitions

В. L. Vannrkov, People’s Commissar for Munitions

A. V. Khrulev

Khrulev

A. V. Khrulev, Chief of Rear Services of the Soviet Armed Forces

Maior-General Vasilevsky

Vasilevsky

Maior-General Vasilevsky as First Deputy Head of General Staff Operations Department

В. М. Shaposhnikov in wartime

В. М. Shaposhnikov in wartime

First Marshals of the Soviet Union

First Marshals of the Soviet Union:

First Marshals of the Soviet Union: (sitting) M. N. Tukhachevsky, K. E. Voroshilov, A. I. Yegorov, (standing)S. M. Budyonny and V. K. Blucher. 1935

Commanding and political officers

political officers

Commanding and political officers of the 143rd Rifle Regiment. Vasilevsky is far right, second row. 1928

Soviet cosmonaut Vladimir M. Komarov, 40, was the first man known to have been killed in an actual space fight. He died on April 24, 1967

the first man known to have been killed in an actual space fight

Herman Titov, a pilot-cosmonaut, among the Saint Petersburg children

«White nights» in June

Old photo

Ice drift in April

Ice drift

The Nevsky Prospect

The old Nevsky Prospect, old photo

The monuments, erected in the suburbs of Saint Petersburg

The monuments, old photo

The monuments, erected in the suburbs of Saint Petersburg, remind one of the heroic exploits of the Russiansold.ers who smashed the fascist hordes. Old Peterfiof: Stela in honour of the courageous defenders of the “Oranienbdum Pyatachok”

Ozerny (Lake) Wharf: Prospect Obukhovskoi Obordny

Prospect Obukhovskoi Obordny

Comfortable passenger ships make regular excursion trips up the Neva to Petrokrepost and over Lake Ladoga to the Island of Valaam, one of the most picturesque places in the vicinity of Saint Petersburg.

Tourists are blazing the skiing trail in the thickets of the Karelian Isthmus.

 Karelian Isthmus.

Pulkov Observatory

In 1942 the Pulkovo Observatory on the Pnlkovo Heights was utterly destroyed by fascist bombs and shells. In 1962 the Observatory, restored and reconstructed on new technical principles, carries out an extensive programme of astronomic investigations. The observatorv is stuated on the Pulkov Heights on the Pulkov meridian. It is the principal observatory of the…

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Komsomol Square

Old photo

It is hard to imarine that only a few decades ago the tine Komsomol Square was the hamlet of Avtovo buried in thick mud.

Monument to V. Voloddrsky (near Volodarsky Bridge)

near Volodarsky Bridge

Volodarsky is portrayed as an inspired orator and fervent tribune of the Revolution. The monument was made to the design of M. Q. Manizer and set up in 1925 on the left bank of the Neva, near the spot where Volodarsky was assassinated by the enemies of the Revolution on June 20, 1918.

Ilyich House of Culture: Moskovsky Plospect, 152

Moskovsky Plospect, 152

This House of Culture was built in the years of the first RussianFive-Year Plan, on the spot where before the Revolution a tavern called Stdro-Zelyony (Old Green Pub) was situated. The house was erected for the benefit of the workers of the Etectrosila Plant according to the design submitted by the architect N. F. Demkov.