День Победы 9 мая, Victory Day May 9

While celebrating May 9 Victory Day, lets we look at the some pictures that shows how Soviets achieved this victory:

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According to the report of the chief of staff of the 150th Infantry Division, when the Reichstag was taken, 2,500 people were killed and 1,650 people were taken prisoner. The losses of the Soviet troops incurred during the storming of the Reichstag are not exact. It is known that on April 29 the 150th Infantry Division lost 18 people killed and 50 wounded, the 171st Rifle Division – 14 killed and 31 wounded.
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The fighting was going on day and night. Soviet soldiers who breaking into the center of Berlin, broke through tanks at home, knocking the Nazis out of ruins.
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Until April 28, in the hands of the defenders of the city, only the central part remained, shot from all sides by Soviet artillery.
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The storming of Berlin is the final part of the Berlin offensive operation of 1945, during which the Red Army seized the capital of Nazi Germany and victoriously completed the Great Patriotic War and World War II in Europe. The operation lasted from April 25 to May 2.
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A Soviet soldier is bandaging a wounded Berliner.
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The ruined cabinet of Adolf Hitler in the Imperial Chancellery.
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Operation to capture Koenigsberg: The German command took all possible measures to prepare the city-fortress Koenigsberg to a long resistance in the conditions of the siege. In the city there were underground factories, numerous military arsenals and warehouses. The defense system included an external defensive circuit, which had already been overcome by Soviet troops, and three internal contours. In the center of the city there was a citadel.
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Budapest was liberated from the Nazis.
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Connections of the 3rd Ukrainian Front entered the territory of Bulgaria. Residents of the city of Lovech meet the Soviet soldiers-liberators.
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Also, with the fall of Berlin and the loss of vital areas, Germany lost the opportunity for organized resistance and soon capitulated.

These photos and informations were taken from Russian 9 May web page.

This war against fascism was not easy, and success of Soviets at war has been trying to be ignored by European governments for last decades.

The following quotes from Kemal Okuyan, Member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Turkey, today’s article from SoL.org:

“The US and the UK were no more innocent than Hitler Germany in imperialist competition. Nevertheless, these two imperialist countries were making unmatched maneuvers to save themselves from the responsibility of war resulting in the bloodshed of the Soviet peoples, in which they were using a “libertarian” intelligence which had neither a backbone nor a memory. We made a mistake, it was necessary to keep the sins of the United States and Britain on the agenda constantly, but when this wasn’t made, the Soviets and Nazi Germany, plus Stalin and Hitler have been became identified in same impertinence area.

During the war, the alliance between the Soviets and the United States&Britain was so temporary as imperative as for all three. It was completely rotten, because the alliance was class-based mixed. The ideology of the Alliance was absent because of the existence of opposing ideologies. The Alliance could not agree on the definition of the enemy. It was not true that between 1941 and 1945 a “front of democracy” was established against fascism. A wing of western imperialism defended its own interests, the Soviet Union itself and humanity. It was the Soviet Union that held the promises of the war for four years as well as the war, and conformed to the rules of  morality and diplomacy in relation to its allies. Before the end of the war, before Germany surrendered, that were the United States and the United Kingdom, which started a new war (it doesn’t matter cold or hot). We allowed this fact to be forgotten. With this, the lie that the Soviet Union represented authoritarian and the US represents a libertarian world, grew day by day.”

 

 

If Lenin comes to town

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In 1991, with the collapse of Soviet Union, some Lenin and Stalin monuments and statues or busts were removed from their places and some of them were sent to trash. One Lenin bust(wooden) had come to Bolu city, Akcakoca town, Turkey, so come ashore. Obviously, his bust had similar features with Lenin. Becuase it is not easy to pass over Black Sea! Normally a good swimmer cannot swim over Black Sea along.

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Possible routes of Lenin bust over Black Sea:)

According to the newspaper archives on the net, those days in 1991, this event had been news at world public. Even diplomatic traffic experienced between Turkey and Russia, on what will be the future of this bust. And they decided Lenin bust could stay in it’s new home, Bolu, Akcakoca.

During these passing years, Lenin bust stayed in municipal storehouse of Akcakoca. In 2009, the mayor of that period had said that they will exhibit the bust. But it stay in the storehouse still.

Yesterday about this subject, there was a new news. Turkish writer Baris Bicakci and director Tufan Tastan announced that they have written a screenplay about Lenin bust story (kind of black humor) and shooting movie will start for the coming days. The name of movie: “You, me, Lenin”.

According to story of movie, when the Lenin statue is put at the town square, the lives of villagers are changing. I cannot imagine how conservative people can live with Lenin bust. This movie is probably satire story 🙂 In fact maybe with this way, the unfinished story of the Lenin bust would be completed.

The other side, when I heard this news in first time, I remembered the Underwater Museum at Cape Tarkhankut, Crimea. (While I was saying “remembered”, I didn’t see the museum, I remember its pictures:)) There is a valley at the underwater museum, “leaders valley”. Another Lenin statue also is at there.

I am wondering, if Lenin wooden bust at Turkey passed near by the Lenin statue at underwater museum, while it was coming to Turkey. What did they say to each other? I don’t know, sad story, maybe they said with each other “goodbye Lenin”; I don’t know.

Imagine what would happen after the first moon rocket in a sense of humor in 1924

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This page is “Our humor” page of “СМЕНА” magazine 1924, №4 (10.03.1924)
Interplanetary travel (an excellent overview to that problem)

“СМЕНА” magazine has started to publish as monthly youth literary magazine of USSR in 1924. After 1991, its content was not as same as before, as might be expected.

Translation in English

Our humor
Story of a Rocket
Illustration: K. Rogov
July 4, The Moon Rocket was commissioned by America

1. The last rivet
2. Flight
3. The moon’s mind was confused
4. It’s scared
5. It broken and shattered
Here how the consequences of this venture begin and we look:
6. First injuries The astronomer who got hurt thoroughly with no less lunar fragments.
7. The only winners in this case are the amateurs, who got help from respectable gentlemen for other people’s apartments.
8. Assumptions on the Earth: The lovers, who lost the main topic of conversation
9. The linked moon tests that were made previously at the school were failed. But, the assumptions seemed hopeless for the News of tribe”Tyam”, which is combined with the moon lighting and even “divine” responsibilities.

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