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Now and Then - Tanks at the Red Square parade

Moscow, Red Square. November 7th, 1941 / Moscow, Red Square. December 2021 T-34 tanks driving across the square during the October…

Now and Then - Gatchina Monument Paul I

Gatchina, Palace square. January 1944 / Gatchina, Palace square. January 2022 Liberators of Gatchina walk past the monument to Paul I…

Now and Then - Tula Sovetskaya street

Sovetskaya street, Tula. End of October, 1941 / Sovetskaya street, Tula. December 2021 Soviet soldiers with a machine gun and an anti-…

Now and Then - Cavalry at the Red Square parade

Red Square, Moscow. November 7, 1941 / Red Square, Moscow. December 2021 Red Army cavalry at the October Revolution anniversary parade…

Berserk with a "Tomahawk"

BERSERK WITH A "TOMAHAWK"   Early morning on December 17, 1941 a group of 9 Li-2's (Soviet licensed copy of DC-3) landed on an…

Now and Then - Poster on the Nevsky

Prospekt of the 25th of October, Leningrad. Winter 1941-1942 / Nevsky prospekt, St. Petersburg. January 2021 Residents of Leningrad…

Now and Then - Dom Byta

Corner of Bolshaya Moskovskaya and Razyezzhaya streets, Leningrad. January 1942 / Corner of Bolshaya Moskovskaya and Razyezzhaya…

Fiery hell at Moscow's gates

By the end of October 1941 the German Army was at the gates of Moscow, having broken several rings of Soviet defences and trapped…

Siege diary cartoon

A few days ago I was sifting through an online diary project and found this little gem, a nicely illustrated and amazingly life-…

Now and Then - Nevsky prospekt November 20 1941

Today, 80 years ago. Food rationing norms were set in Leningrad to the absolute minimum in the entire duration of the siege: 250 grams…

Now and Then - Maly Kazachy lane

Ilyicha lane, Leningrad. Winter 1942. / Maly Kazachy lane, St. Petersburg. March 2020. Leningraders walking along a path in the snow-…

Now and Then - Pskov Liberated

Pskov, Leon Pozemsky street. July 22, 1944 / Pskov, Leon Pozemsky street. August 2021 Soldiers of the 741st Regiment of the 128th…