Red Army infantry men charge towards the enemy during the Battle of Moscow. Winter of 1941-1942
I was only in Moscow once and that was about ten-twelve years ago. We were able to watch the changing of the guard at the memorial you describe. Here it is. There were numerous memorial stones such as the one in the foreground, each for some particular battle, each with a fresh carnation. Pretty heavy stuff, in my view.Spent several months in Moscow over the years. Soviet era Moscow the feeling was that WWII happened yesterday. Some amazing military museums in the city. Massive collections of weapons and photographs. Funny how when Stalin became a "non-person" all photographs he was in had his face blurred or removed completely. History revisionists I suppose. The annual Victory Day parade is something to see. The WWII vets always wear all of their decorations, every day. Many of them spend time sitting near their version of the Tomb of the Unknowns Memorial outside the Kremlin wall. One of the museums I was in had an example of what a square meter of ground looked like after this battle. You couldn't step on the ground without stepping on exploded or non exploded ordinance or weapons. They toned things down a bit in the early 2000's but still have a sincere dislike for the German people.
Seriously? There isn't all that much difference between Bradford area of Pennsylvania and MoscowWinter is the full force effect of the Moscow experience. It's what beat the Nazi's almost as much as the Soviet Army. Coldest place I've ever been!
What beat the Nazis was the simple fact the the Soviet Union refused to loose.Winter is the full force effect of the Moscow experience. It's what beat the Nazi's almost as much as the Soviet Army.
I guess I happened to be there during a particularly cold winter and I'm not a cold weather person. But we can't dispute statics can we? Wind chill has a great effect whipping down the streets.Seriously? There isn't all that much difference between Bradford area of Pennsylvania and Moscow
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Where I live it's not unusual to see temperatures in the negative numbers, sometimes as low as -35 or so (without the Windchill).
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I guess us Montanans will be even better than the Russians at repelling any kind of invasion.