Beria with Stalin in the background and Stalin's daughter Svetlana-Lavrenti Pavlovich Beria was a Georgian, like Stalin, who called him ‘my Himmler’. Involved in revolutionary activities from his teens and head of the secret police in Georgia in his twenties, he supervised the ruthless 1930s purges in the region and arrived in Moscow in 1938 as deputy to Nikolai Yezhov, ‘the blood-thirsty dwarf’, head of the Soviet secret police. He soon succeeded Yezhov, who was shot on Stalin’s orders…
Soviet troops launch a general counter-offensive which eventually culminates in the capture of Berlin in May 1945.
Pre-War Soviet Sports photographs
Soviet People And Collective Farms
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.
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…
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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