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On this date in 1945

Posted on 05/02/2018 4:06:07 AM PDT by Bull Snipe

Soviet soldiers Sgt. Kantaria and Pvt. Yegorov of the 150th Rifle Division, 3rd Shock Army, raise the Sickle and Hammer flag of the Soviet Union atop the Reichstag in Berlin.


TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: putinsbuttboys; redarmylovers; stalinists

1 posted on 05/02/2018 4:06:07 AM PDT by Bull Snipe
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To: Bull Snipe

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.


2 posted on 05/02/2018 4:35:19 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ads for Chappaquiddick warn of scenes of tobacco use. What about the hazards of drunk driving?)
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To: a fool in paradise

some things change, some things stay the same.


3 posted on 05/02/2018 4:37:33 AM PDT by Bull Snipe
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To: Bull Snipe
That flag represents a genocidal regime every bit as bad as Nazi Germany, but "all that aside", it's an awesome photo. The ruined city in the background, the soldiers seemlessly blending with the statues...The effect is incredible.


4 posted on 05/02/2018 4:51:18 AM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Flag burners can go screw -- I'm mighty PROUD of that ragged old flag)
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5 posted on 05/02/2018 4:55:32 AM PDT by simpson96
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

Second best flag raising photo from WWII. The Iwo Jima flag raising is still the best. Some of those Soviet soldiers, that stormed Berlin, marched there all the way from Stalingrad.


6 posted on 05/02/2018 4:56:28 AM PDT by Bull Snipe
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To: simpson96

thanks, hadn’t seen that photo before.


7 posted on 05/02/2018 4:57:55 AM PDT by Bull Snipe
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Any way you add it up, the Russkies got seriously hit in WWII. What was it, something like 30 million dead, most of them civilians? Add to that the destruction of much of their infrastructure. On balance, pretty devastating.


8 posted on 05/02/2018 5:06:46 AM PDT by chimera
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While the true numbers will probably never be know, the Soviet Army lost around 8,800,000 killed and 22,600,000 wounded.


9 posted on 05/02/2018 5:18:25 AM PDT by Bull Snipe
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Interesting article; That photo was manipulated to conceal Soviet looting. The article is from Der Spiegel so take it with a grain of salt. The Ukrainian Jewish photographer's relatives were a victims of the Soviets and the Nazis.

Iconic Red Army Reichstag Photo Faked
10 posted on 05/02/2018 5:58:04 AM PDT by Kid Shelleen ((Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong))
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