Vladimir Central Prison - Russia - Built in 1783, it became infamous for housing political prisoners during the Soviet Union era. Nowadays the overcrowded and disease-infested prison is known for the sadistic abuse that the inmates receive from the guards.
Soviet troops launch a general counter-offensive which eventually culminates in the capture of Berlin in May 1945.
Pre-War Soviet Sports photographs
The Truman administration was convinced that losing Berlin would mean losing all of Germany. After a military challenge was considered and rejected, the Berlin airlift was initiated. Over the next 321 days, Western fliers made 272,000 flights into West Berlin, delivering thousands of tons of supplies every day. The effort gained wide public sympathy, and on May 12, 1949, the Soviets, concluding that the blockade had failed, reopened the borders. East and West Germany were established as…
The Soviet famine of 1932–1933 killed many millions in the major grain-producing areas of the Soviet Union. These areas included Ukraine, Northern Caucasus, Volga Region and Kazakhstan, the South Urals, and West Siberia. Holodomor, ‘hungry mass-death’, is the term used to describe the famine within the borders of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic and other areas with significant Ukrainian population.
Feb 1937 : Prison photo of 27 year old Tamara Litsinskaya after her arrest for being a follower of Trotskyism, Moscow, USSR. Tamara was executed on August 25th 1937 Between 1936 to 1938, many people were arrested for alleged crimes in USSR, then executed and buried in mass graves in secret places known as the Great Purge. Many Liberal Socialists, Marxists, Anarchists, Army commanders and Trotskyist were executed. It was the most brutal era of Stalinism in USSR
Soviet Major-General Vasily Mikhailovich Blokhin served as the chief executioner of the Stalin's NKVD, is known for executing tens of thousands of prisoners by his own hand, making him the most prolific official executioner in recorded history, executes Po
Soviet Major-General Vasily Mikhailovich Blokhin served as the chief executioner of the Stalin's NKVD, is known for executing tens of thousands of prisoners by his own hand, making him the most prolific official executioner in recorded history, executes Po | No es seguro que se trate de Blojin
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