The General Who Won WWII - You Never Guess How Stalin Rewarded Him
Georgy Zhukov was a Soviet career officer in the Red Army who, in the course of World War II, played the most pivotal role in leading the Red Army drive through much of Eastern Europe to liberate the ...
Vyacheslav Molotov - Who Killed Stalin
From the acclaimed BBC Timewatch team, this clip explores the fall from grace of Vyacheslav Molotov, presenting another motive and suspect in Stalin's death....
Vyacheslav Molotov
Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov visits Hitler in the Chancellery, November 1940. For more details about the Reich Chancellery, please visit http:/...
The General Who Won WWII - You Never Guess How Stalin Rewarded Him
Georgy Zhukov was a Soviet career officer in the Red Army who, in the course of World War II, played the most pivotal role in leading the Red Army drive through much of Eastern Europe to liberate the ...
Leonid Govorov
Leonid Aleksandrovich Govorov (Russian: Леони́д Алекса́ндрович Го́воров) (22 February [O.S. 10 February] 1897 – 19 March 1955) was a Soviet military commander. An artillery offic...
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Marina Raskova
Marina Mikhailovna Raskova (Russian: Раско́ва Мари́на Миха́йловна; March 28, 1912 – January 4, 1943) was a famous Soviet navigator. She later became one of over 800,000 women in the military servi...
Marina Raskova - Wikipedia
Rodion Malinovsky
Rodion Yakovlevich Malinovsky (Russian: Родио́н Я́ковлевич Малино́вский; 23 November 1898 – 31 March 1967) was a Soviet military commander in World War II and Defense Minister of the Soviet Union ...
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Irina Sebrova
Irina Feodorovna Sebrova (Russian: Ирина Фёдоровна Себрова) (December 25, 1914-April 5, 2000) was a lieutenant and pilot for the Soviet Air Forces who served in the all-female Night Witches during...
Marie Vassiltchikov
Marie Illarionovna Vassiltchikov (Russian: Мария Илларионовна Васильчикова; January 11, 1917 - August 12, 1978) was a Russian princess who wrote "Berlin Diaries, 1940-1945", which described the ef...
Marie Vassiltchikov - Wikipedia
Dmitry Ryabyshev
Dmitry Ivanovich Ryabyshev Russian: Дми́трий Ива́нович Ря́бышев, , (February 23 [O.S. February 11] 1894 – November 18, 1985) was a Soviet military commander, commander of 8...
Ina Konstantinova
Inessa (Ina) Alexandrovna Konstantinova (Russian: Инесса (Ина) Александровна Константинова; 1924 – 1944) was a wartime Soviet diarist and partisan, killed as a 20-year-old during Na...
Mikhail Zaitsev
Mikhail Zaitsev|Mikhail Mitrofanovich Zaytsev (Russian: Михаи́л Митрофа́нович За́йцев); (also transliterated as Zaytsev) born 23 November 1923 in the village of Zadowski Chutor (Tula Oblast), died...
Mikhail Zaitsev - Wikipedia
Ivan Pronin
Ivan Semyonovich Pronin (Russian: Ива́н Семёнович Про́нин; November 11, 1902 – August 18, 1942) was as scout for the army of the Soviet Union.
Ivan Semyonovich Pronin was born on November 11, ...
Maria Skobtsova
Maria Skobtsova (1891–1945), known as Mother Maria (Russian: Мать Мария), Saint Mary (or Mother Maria) of Paris, born Elizaveta Yurievna Pilenko (Елизавета Юрьевна Пиленко), Kuzmina-Karavayeva (Ку...
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Ivan Vasilyevich Smirnov
Ivan Vasilyevich Smirnov (Russian: Ива́н Васи́льевич Смирно́в; January 30, 1895 – October 28, 1956) was a Russian World War I flying ace. He was born to a poor peasant family, but through courage ...
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Mariya Bayda
Mariya Karpovna Bayda (Russian: Мария Карповна Байда; February 1, 1922 – August 30, 2002) was a World War II scout in the Crimea. When she was surrounded by Wehrmacht submachine gunners, she ...
Mariya Bayda - Wikipedia
Ivan Banov
Ivan Nikolayevich Banov (Russian: Ива́н Никола́евич Ба́нов; 29 August 1916 [O.S. 16 August], Tatsinskaya stanitsa - 9 February 1982, Moscow) was a Soviet military intelligence officer an...
Ivan Banov - Wikipedia
Vladislav Zanadvorov
Vladislav Leonidovich Zanadvorov (Russian: Владислав Ленидович Занадворов; 28 September 1914 - 28 November 1942) was a Soviet writer best known for his World War II poems.A geologist by profession...
Olga Yamshchikova
Olga Nikolayevna Yamshchikova (Russian: Ольга Николаевна Ямщикова) (1914-1983) was Soviet female aviator, aviation instructor, Soviet Air Force commander, and test pilot. Nicknamed "granny of th...
Raisa Vasilyevna Belyayeva
Raisa Vasil'evna Beliaeva was one of the first Russian female fighter pilots. She fought alongside Lydia Litvyak and was credited with three aerial victories. She died in combat, from causes unknown, ...