"On the Stalingrad Front, August, Recon scout N. Romanov poses with his sub-machine gun and four hand grenades stuck in his belt. The one with the skirt is a "pomegranate" defensive grenade. Note also the scout knife.
End of the war in Berlin 1945 - Soviet soldiers ensure the communication link as fights on Frankfurter Allee are ongoing during the advance of the Red Army in the streets of Berlin, April Photo: Berliner Verlag / Archive - NO WIRE SERVICE
Every weekend, Denis Deryabkin and his friends go out armed with metal detectors and other tools of their trade - yet it is not treasure they seek. For, abandoned beneath the ground for decades, lies something far more distressing: the bodies of heroes who died in a special kind of hell.
Soviet Army soldiers operate a military field telephone during the final throes of the Battle of Berlin. Behind them, a defiant German has painted the slogan “Berlin remains German!” on a building wall. A Soviet soldier has interrupted the phrase.