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There are 11 item(s) tagged with the keyword "world war ii".

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1. Painting Veterans

Artist Sasha Sokolova has undertaken a personal, artistic and cultural project to document the daily life of Russia’s remaining war veterans.

Tags: veterans, art, world war ii
By Sasha Sokolova
2. The Wallenberg Secret

The disappearance of Raoul Wallenberg remains just that. But need it be?

Tags: world war ii
3. Music Defeats War

When Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony was performed from besieged Leningrad on August 9, 1942, music suspended the horrors of war.

Tags: shostakovich, world war ii, leningrad, music
By Divya Ryan
4. On the Tragedy of One Family... and an Entire People

As told in two letters, two certificates and the autobiography of one centenarian, who turned 100 on June 16 and is the oldest person in her village of 100.

Tags: partisans, world war ii, children of 1917
By Nadya Grebennikova
5. Smolensk

Irina Novikova explains the resilience of Smolensk, its legends, ghosts, churches and fortress. Oh, and why people stop by a city park to stroke the genitals of a bronze deer.

Tags: world war ii, hitler, architecture, great patriotic war
By Irina Novikova
6. World War II in Russian Memory

June 22nd, as any student of Soviet history knows, is the day remembered in the official histories as the beginning of the Great Patriotic War. Recent TV productions have sought to keep the state sanctioned view of the war alive in popular memory.

Tags: war, world war ii, stalin, film
By Nina Shevchuk-Murray
7. Questions of Life and Death

On Victory Day, Russian photographers Mikhail Mordasov and Ignat Kozlov captured images of World War II veterans and young Russians who are the same age as the veterans were when they went off to fight in the war. They asked each of their subjects two questions: "What should one live for?" and "What should one be willing to die for?"

Tags: world war ii, photography, veterans
By Mordasov and Kozlov
8. Not to Be Forgotten

For 45 years, the Cold War made it politically incorrect to recognize Soviet sacrifices and victories in defeating Hitler in World War II. This essay from 2010 is still relevant today.

Tags: war, world war ii, eastern front, soviet union
By Paul E. Richardson
9. City Under Siege

The Siege of Leningrad started 74 years ago, September 8, 1941. Over 70 years after the defeat of the Axis powers, we look back at the deadliest siege in human history.

Tags: world war ii, soviet union, leningrad, siege
By Eugenia Sokolskaya
10. Smoktunovsky: Portrait of an Actor

A generation of Soviets grew up seeing the face of actor Innokenty Smoktunovsky in his varied roles, both on screen and on stage. But what was his actual life like? In this snippet, he gives a taste of the trials he underwent as a soldier fighting the Nazis.

Tags: world war ii, smoktunovsky, memoir
By Eugenia Sokolskaya

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