Метро Динамо 1950-е
Two Russian workers eating black bread and soup at a table in front of a wall covered with propaganda posters, Magnitogorsk, 1931 by Margaret Bourke-White
Soviet soldiers contesting a settlement in the vicinity of Tuapse, Dec ‘42.
One of the Soviet soldiers equipped with “Shmel”.
The RPO-A “Shmel” (“Bumblebee”) is a man-portable rocket launcher although it is classified as a flamethrower.
A Soviet soldier prepares for work, removing reactor debris from a roof in Chernobyl, 1986.
The extraordinarily high levels of radiation on the roofs surrounding the plant, in some cases surpassing 1000 Roentgens/hour, fouled the electronics of the robots used to clear the reactor debris strewn across the roofs. Due to this, soldiers were used in their place (dubbed ‘bio-robots’). The soldiers were only be able to work outside for a minute at most, mere seconds in some of the worst areas, before receiving a potentially lethal dose. They lacked effective protective equipment and were not made fully aware of the severe health consequences of their work. (Sources, V.M. Chernousenko. A. Yaroshinskaya. Both entitled 'Chernobyl'.)
April 11, 1944: Hero City Kerch in Crimea celebrates the 70th anniversary of liberation from Nazi invaders by the Soviet Red Army.