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1. Why Invading Russia was Hitler's Downfall

June 22nd marks the 76th anniversary of Operation Barbarossa, the Nazi invasion of Russia that changed the course of WWII and, perhaps, history itself.

Tags: russia, soviet union, WWII, World War, Hitler, nazi germany, Barbarossa, napoleon, great patriotic war
By Alice E.M. Underwood
2. 100 Years Ago, In a Monarchy Far, Far Away

Exactly 100 years ago, on February 23, 1917, the Russian Revolution began. And once you've learned about that, there's space, WWII reenactments, and a portal back to medieval times. 

Tags: russia, february revolution, 1917, bolsheviks, space, WWII, medieval
By Alice E.M. Underwood
3. The Babi Yar Tragedy, Remembered in Poetry

On September 29-30, 1941, Nazi troops shot over 33,000 Jews at the edge of the Babi Yar ravine near Kiev. Yevgeny Yevtushenko's poem memorializing the tragedy ensures it will never be forgotten. 

Tags: Russia, Babi Yar, Yevtushenko, Evtushenko, Holocaust, WWII, poetry
By Alice E.M. Underwood
4. A Photo Guide to Russia's Lesser-Known WWII Sites

2015 marked the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. Revisit the history on this tour of St. Petersburg and Moscow's war sites – the ones you may not find in the guidebook.

Tags: WWII, war, moscow, st. petersburg, memorial
By Mariana Noble
5. 70 Years After Victory, the Battle for Stalingrad Rages On

The Battle for Stalingrad turned the tide of WWII in the Allies’ favor. Marked by the loss of nearly 2 million lives, it is one of the most devastating battles of human history. Yet it also continues to be embroiled in controversy, given the complex relationship Russians have toward Josef Stalin. 

Tags: stalin, wwii, war, stalingrad
By Alice E.M. Underwood
6. Nazi-Soviet Pact and Barbarossa

Germany's efforts to occupy the Soviet Union during WWII and executions of thousands of Jews on Russian soil.

Tags: barbarossa, WWII, nazis, stalin
By Linda DeLaine
7. Invasion of Russia Remembered

Sixtieth Anniversary of Operation Barbarossa; June 22, 2001.

Tags: nazis, hitler, barbarossa, wwii
By Linda DeLaine
8. After Stalingrad

By 1942, Stalin figured the strength of the Nazi army was beginning to wane and that he, finally, would have a strategic advantage. Stalin planned to liberate Leningrad and establish strongholds at Sevastopol and Kharkov.

Tags: stalingrad, hitler, WWII
By Linda DeLaine
9. After Stalingrad (con't)
Tags: stalingrad, stalin, WWII, berlin
By Linda DeLaine
10. Women Combat Aviators of the Patriotic War

Told that the Rodina was not in so bad a shape that she needed girls to protect her, these future heroes were sent home to their mothers.  Soon, they were called back and became a crucial element in the protection of their homeland and victory over Nazi Germany.

Tags: soviet, women, pilots, WWII
By Linda DeLaine

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