70 Years Ago

It was an event that sparked our interest in the USSR, in Russia.  Red Army troops marched heroically from the November 7, 1941 parade marking the 24th anniversary of the October Revolution straight into battle on Moscow’s outskirts.  Here’s how RT covered today’s reenactment.

Here’s the grainy film showing the actual event.

One can’t help imagining what these young men faced, and what must have happened to them.

Here’s Stalin’s speech.

Stalin, who was paralyzed for days after German invasion, tells the Soviet people that, although conditions are difficult, they aren’t as bad as what the country faced in 1918.  And he declares the German Army has not gained the quick victory it expected, and is not invincible.  But Stalin also promises an early defeat of the invaders that wasn’t in the cards either.

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