Voices from Russia

Saturday, 31 August 2013

31 August 2013. Memorial Cathedral of Ss Peter and Paul. Prokhorovka Museum Reserve. Kursk RF

00 Cathedral of Ss Peter and Paul. Kursk. Prokhorovka. 31.08.13

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To go with the post below, I found an image of the Memorial Cathedral of Ss Peter and Paul on the Kursk Battlefield at the Prokhorovka Museum Reserve. It’s dedicated to all the Red Army soldiers who died in the Battle of Kursk, which was the last strategic offensive of the Wehrmacht in the VOV. It was completed in 1994-95, Ponder this… the Komsomoltsy light candles in church (and remember our history)… the pro-Western greedsters lay on the beach (and stash their money in Western banks… none dare call them traitors). I know which group is which… and, to be frank, so do you…

BMD 

Friday, 18 January 2013

Russia Honoured Siege of Leningrad Victims

01 Soviet war dead buried in Leningrad Oblast

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Russia honoured the 70th anniversary to the end of the Siege of Leningrad. Most festivities were in the village of Maryino, where the forces of the Leningrad Front and Volkhov Front broke the encirclement in a full-scale offensive known as Operation Iskra. People lit candles at Piskaryovskoye Memorial Cemetery in St Petersburg, where about half a million civilians and soldiers lie buried in 186 mass graves. The Siege of Leningrad, one of the most tragic chapters in the VOV’s history, lasted for 872 days. The lifting of the siege marked one of the major Soviet victories in the war, along with the Battles of Moscow, Stalingrad, and Kursk.

18 January 2013

Voice of Russia World Service

http://english.ruvr.ru/2013_01_18/Russia-honors-Siege-of-Leningrad-victims/

Sunday, 25 July 2010

A Photo Essay. Glory to the Men of the “Kursk”… Eternal be Their Memories!

K141 Kursk, in service 1994-2000, lost with all hands, 12 August 2000

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In Memory of the Heroes of the ‘Kursk’, sung by the famous rock band Lyube (they sing the well-known song KomBat about the heroes of the Afghan War, as well)

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Planview of the Project 949/949A Nuclear-powered Cruise Missile Submarine

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The wreckage of the Kursk in drydock

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Navy honour guard stands vigil over the remains of the victims of the Kursk tragedy

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Family members remember their loved ones at the site of the tragedy

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A wreath was tossed into the sea at the site of the sinking of the Kursk

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A tribute by an Italian artist to the crew of the Kursk

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They cast off the lines… they battened down the hatches…

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“Straight board, sir… rigged for diving”…

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Little did they know that it was the “last dive”…

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A memorial to the crew of the Kursk in front of the Central Armed Forces Museum in Moscow

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Memorial to the crew of the Kursk with graves of crewmembers, St Petersburg

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Memorial to the crew of the Kursk in St Petersburg

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K141 APL Kursk, Nuclear-powered Cruise Missile Submarine, on eternal patrol, 12 August 2000

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Remember… they all had faces… they all had names… to all the crewmembers of the Kursk

Вечная память!

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