Defeat of Japanese Кwantung Army. 9 August-2 September 1945

War 1941-1945

East Prussian Offensive Operation. 13 January-26 April 1945

13 January-26 April 1945

Baltic Offensive Operation. 14 September-22 October 1944

14 September-22 October 1944

Defeat of Central Nazi Grouping in Byelorussia. 23 June-29 August 1944

23 June-29 August 1944

Liberation of the Right Bank Ukraine and the Crimea. 24 December 1943-12 May 1944

24 December 1943-12 May 1944

Battle of Kursk. 5 July-23 August 1943

5 July-23 August 1943

Encirclement of German troops at Stalingrad. 19-30 November 1942

19-30 November 1942

Defeat of German troops at Moscow. December 1941-April 1942

December 1941-April 1942

Marshal of the Soviet Union Alexander Vasilevsky

Alexander Vasilevsky

Vasilevsky and Sorokin

1973

“I’ve covered many versts with Mikhail Sorokin in thirty odd years. He was at my side in the Byelorussian operation, the Baltic operation, in East Prussia and in the fighting against militarist Japan in the Far East.” Vasilevsky and Sorokin, 1973

Yekaterina and Alexander Vasilevsky

1973

We’ve been together now for forty years…” Yekaterina and Alexander Vasilevsky, 1973

I. I. Gusakovsky, A. N. Kopenkin, A. A. Yepishev, Y. A. Vasilevsky, A.M. Vasilevsky, M. A. Yasnov, S. L. Sokolov

1970

“Awarded the Order of Lenin on my 75th birthday.” (Left to right); I. I. Gusakovsky, A. N. Kopenkin, A. A. Yepishev, Y. A. Vasilevsky, A.M. Vasilevsky, M. A. Yasnov, S. L. Sokolov, 1970

N. A. Shchelokov, A. M. Vasilevsky, A. A. Grechko, S. M. Budyonny

Kremlin Palace of Congresses

Kremlin Palace of Congresses on 50th Anniversary of Soviet Army (left to right): Kremlin Palace of Congresses on 50th Anniversary of Soviet Army (left to right): N. A. Shchelokov, A. M. Vasilevsky, A. A. Grechko and S. M. Budyonny

A. Maresyev, A. Vasilevsky

A. Vasilevsky

A. Maresyev and A. Vasilevsky, 1956

I. S. Konev, A. M. Vasilevsky, G. K. Zhukov, K. K. Rokossovsky, K. A. Meretskov, F. I. Tolbukhin, R. Y. Malinovsky, L. A. Govorov, A. I. Yeryomenko, I. K. Bagramyan

Front commanders

Front commanders in last stages of the war (silling, left to right): I. S. Konev, A. M. Vasilevsky, G. K. Zhukov, K. K. Rokossovsky, K. A. Meretskov (standing, left to right): F. I. Tolbukhin, R. Y. Malinovsky, L. A. Govorov, A. I. Yeryomenko and I. K. Bagramyan

J. V.Stalin, A. I. Antonov, S. M. Budyonny, N. A. Bulganin, A. M. Vasilevsky, K. E. Voroshilov, G. K. Zhukov, N. G. Kuznetsov, V. M. Molotov, S. K. Timoshenko, В. М. Shaposhnikov

J. V.Stalin, A. I. Antonov, S. M. Budyonny, N. A. Bulganin, A. M. Vasilevsky, K. E. Voroshilov, G. K. Zhukov, N. G. Kuznetsov, V. M. Molotov, S. K. Timoshenko,В. М. Shaposhnikov

Soviet statesmen and top commanders — members of the wartime General Staff HQ (left to right, from top):J. V.Stalin, A. I. Antonov, S. M. Budyonny, N. A. Bulganin, A. M. Vasilevsky, K. E. Voroshilov, G. K. Zhukov, N. G. Kuznetsov, V. M. Molotov, S. K. Timoshenko and В. М. Shaposhnikov

President Kalinin, Zhukov,Vasilevsky

President Kalinin

Yet another decoration. President Kalinin, Zhukov and Vasilevsky

Stalin, Rokossovsky, Vasilevsky

Stalin

Right to left: Stalin, Rokossovsky and Vasilevsky review a military parade from the Lenin Mausoleum

acific Fleet military council

 A. S. Frolov, I. S. Yumashev, S. E. Zakharov

Pacific Fleet military council (left to right): A. S. Frolov, I. S. Yumashev and S. E. Zakharov, August 1945

K. A. Meretskov

1st Far Eastern Front HQ. K. A. Meretskov

1st Far Eastern Front HQ. K. A. Meretskov give instructions to Chief of Staff of Kwantung army Hiposaburo Hata on caritulation procedure

People of Harbin welcome their liberators

Soviet troops, 1945

People of Harbin welcome their liberators — Soviet troops, 1945

K. Choibalsan, A. M. Vasilevsky, I. A. Pliev, R. Y. Malinovsky

September 1945

Left to right: K. Choibalsan, A. M. Vasilevsky, I. A. Pliev and R. Y. Malinovsky in conference, September 1945

A. N. Tevchenkov, M. N. Chistyakov, K. A. Meretskov, A. A. Novikov, R. Y. Malinovsky, A. M. Vasilevsky

August 1945

Soviet command in Far East (front row, left to right): A. N. Tevchenkov, M. N. Chistyakov, K. A. Meretskov, A. A. Novikov, R. Y. Malinovsky and A. M. Vasilevsky, August 1945

Enemy banners

in Moscow

Enemy banners cast before the Lenin Mausoleum in Moscow

V. E. Makarov, Front Commander A. M. Vasilevsky and Chief of Staff A. P. Pokrovsky

 February 1945

Left to right: 3rd Byelorussian Front military council member V. E. Makarov, Front Commander A. M. Vasilevsky and Chief of Staff A. P. Pokrovsky, February 1945

President Kalinin

Kalinin

President Kalinin decorates (left to right) I. F. Tevosyan, A. M. Vasilevsky and Y. N. Fedorenko, 1944

T. T. Khryukin, I. D. Chernyakhovsky, A. M. Vasilevsky, V. E. Markov

summer 1944

Left to right: T. T. Khryukin, I. D. Chernyakhovsky, A. M. Vasilevsky and V. E. Markov at 3rd Byelorussian Front Command Post, summer 1944

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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