15 Moscow Is Behind

Moscow Is Behind

Posted on October 26, 2012 by team

Every second Sunday of October, not far from Moscow, they hold a military and historic event called “Moscow Is Behind Us 1941″ in memory of the defenders of the Borodino field during World War II. You are about to see how it looks like.

These are reconstructors – soldiers of the Red Army.

They are ready for the attack from the German side.

The Germans are coming from the west as it was expected.

The Germans use artillery and mortars to get ahead.

They have models of destroyed tanks here.

The second attack was much stronger.

The Red Army successfully counterattacks.

Machine-gun and cannon armored vehicles appear to help the Red Army.

Intensity of the fire was growing.

The Germans are almost beaten.

In some places they even started hand-to hand fighting.

The Red Army were attacking on all fronts.

The Germans could not withstand the attack.

The soldier is in the Estonian uniform. There were some Estonian units under the command of the Red Army.

The models of the tanks were specially made from metal.

The tendency is that each new recontruction looks more and more natural which is good, of course.

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15 Responses to “Moscow Is Behind”

  1. OD1N says:

    Very epic.
    but Germans with PPSh (Shpagin MachinePistol) on 14 and 15th photos LoL. MP 38/40 and Schmeisser were used extensively by Nazis during WW II.
    although who knows, maybe it`s a combat trophy…

    • Mke Talino says:

      PPSh were extremely popular among germans.

    • Rooster says:

      They used lots of PPSh’s taken from Russians.

    • Osip says:

      Also many of the photos show the German with the Soviet rifles.

    • Tovarich Volk says:

      Captured PPSh’s were converted to 9mm Parabellum, designated MP41r. Those that weren’t converted were supplied with either Mauser 7.63×25 ammo and most likely captured stocks of 7.62×25 ammo and were designated MP717r.

      The 7.62×25 cartridge fired by the PPSh and the TT-33 were derived from the Mauser 7.63×25 ammo, hence the 7.63×25 ammo could be fired from captured TT-33 and PPSh’s but cautured 7.62×25 ammo could not safely be fired from Mausers due to the fact that the Russian rounds had a much hotter load.

  2. Cedre says:

    This is awesome!

  3. The Stegosaur says:

    Looks quite impressive, I’d love to see one of these re-enactments.

  4. PeDrp says:

    @OD1N: The Germans learned quickly that the PPSh was much more efficient and reliable than the MP40 in the Russian theater of war..

  5. Sean says:

    Germans issued a lot of captured Soviet arms to their troops…they had problems producing their own weapons due to Allied bombing, and why waste a perfectly usable weapon?

    I do wonder why so many of the “German” reenactors are carrying Mosin rifles instead of Mausers. You rarely see a reenactor with a Mauser…are they hard to get in Russia? That’d be funny, I’ve bought literally dozens of “Russian Capture” Mausers here in the States!

  6. ProudGerman says:

    Being a German we do not give up in combat. Germany was right and we should own Russia.

    • vorontsevich says:

      Germans do not give up in combat huh? Wonder who it was that surrendered at Stalingrad in February 1943. Must have been German speaking martians.

      “Germany was right”. Yes, Lesenbraun and the extermination of the Russian people was so right. The Red Army and the Soviet people really should have let you dicks carry on.

  7. tea pot says:

    I don’t know. That many men in an open field is good for photos but not so good for real life with rifles etc. It would be a turkey shoot, stick to the treeline and pick them off.

  8. NeuroManson says:

    Working on saving up for a Mosin Nagant 91/30, just so I can have a rifle for hunting and a nice bit of Russian history.

  9. slam13 says:

    They are re-enacting events of 12-18.10.1941. Part of 32 rifle division ov colonel Polsukhin (arriver from Siberia) fought for 7 days for Borodino against 10 tank division and SS division “Das Reich”. At night 18-19.10.1941 they retreated by order of the command.

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