Smart, beautiful and deadly, 19 year old Russian sniper Roza Shanina had 54 confirmed kills

Shanina volunteered for the military after the death of her brother in 1941 and chose to be a marksman on the front line. Praised for her shooting [...]

A German soldier shares his rations with a Russian mother

Germany deliberately starved occupied Soviet territories by plundering their food for German use. This was the ‘Hunger Plan’, which starved to death [...]

Russian spy laughing through his execution in Finland

A Soviet spy laughs at his executioner in a picture taken in Rukajärvi, in East Karelia, in November 1942. It has been thought within the Finnish Defence [...]

Russian soldiers, one of them wearing a WW2 German helmet, overlooking Grozny

This is Second Chechen War, shot from Kirovo, near Grozny. They are not marines, just motorized infantry. About the helmet, the German Nazi helmet was seen [...]

Russian soldiers prepare chlorine cylinders for a gas attack against German positions near Ilukste

The soldiers are part of the Russian Fifth Army of World War One. They are preparing a chemical attack against the German positions in Ilukste area (modern [...]

A Russian adjustable mobile shield captured by the Germans

The immobility of the trench warfare characterizing the First World War led to a need for a device that would protect soldiers from enemy fire and could [...]