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Strongest Soviet invasion Army of WW2. What was it doing in Ukraine in 1940...

In the previous article on this site about the Largest Tank Battle of WW2 which took place near a...

Death Match with Nazis, Three Best Players of the World, Top-10 Coach Ever –...

Dynamo Kiev is not just the best and most titled football team in the former Soviet Union or Eastern Europe -...

John Steinbeck depicts Ukrainians and their difference from Russians

Different looks, heartiness “Everyone had told us it would be different once we got outside of...

The biggest tank battle of all time took place in Ukraine on June 23,...

"Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941. Beginning on June 23 between Dubno, Lutsk and Brody...

Moscow myth about “great Kursk tank battle” exposed

"The battle of Prokhorovka was steeped in Soviet legend (and myth) for many decades. This remained the case until...

John Steinbeck describes post-WW2 Ukraine. (1947 Kiev trip)

Excerpts are from “A Russian Journal” written by John Steinbeck after his trip with a famous war photographer Robert...

Kiev-Pechersk Lavra and central Kiev were blown up by the Soviet sappers

John Steinbeck was deceived – the fact is that Kiev was blown up by the Soviets on September 24-28,...

Kiev’s Independence Square (Maidan) as seen by John Steinbeck after WW2, 1947

“We tried to read a little of the plane, and promptly went to sleep. And when we were awakened,...

Ukrainian Alexei Berest hoists Victory Banner over Reichstag on May 01, 1945

" On 30 April 1945, after long days of street combat in Berlin, the 150th Division attacked the Reichstag. On 1...

Ukrainian-American Sgt. Michael Strank was 1 of 6 Marines who raised flag on Mt....

" Michael Strank (November 10, 1919 – March 1, 1945) was a United States Marine Corps sergeant who was killed...

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