13 Liberation of Prague

Liberation of Prague

Posted on May 6, 2015 by team

Seventy years ago exactly, from May 6 to 11, 1945 was held the Prague operation – the final strategic operation of the Red Army in WWII that resulted in liberation of Prague, Czechoslovakia. The photos compiled here are devoted to this very event. They were published in the album “For eternal memory” (“Na vecne casy”) in 1965 for the 20th anniversary of the Prague liberation. The pictures themselves were made by citizens of Czechoslovakia in those May days of 1945.

Soviet female soldier.

Soviet soldier in Prague.

Soviet soldiers talking to citizens of Prague.

Flowers for liberators.

At T-34 tank.

Soviet soldier.

Soviet mortar men in Czechoslovakia.

Soviet officers at the monument to the national hero Jan Zizka.


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13 Responses to “Liberation of Prague”

  1. CZenda says:

    It is typical for Communist propaganda that the key role of the Vlasov´s troops in liberation of Prague is not mentioned.

    • Voivode says:

      It is already a fact of common knowledge that the official Soviet propaganda was extremely parochial in its coverage of the events in Prag-Stadt and didn’t recognise the effort made by the 1st Infantry Division of the “Russian Liberation Army”; it is well-known also, that it were not just “Vlasov’s” but Bunyachenko’s troops that sided with the rebellious Czechs and liberated Prag-Stadt (something they obviously shouldn’t have done, given the ungrateful nature of the biomass they liberated). After being captured by the Soviets, Sergei Bunyachenko was condemned to death for collaboration and executed on August 1, 1946.

  2. catalin says:

    Prague, 1968. A tank with an USA flag entres the center of the city. People are shouting ,,FREEDOM!FREDOM!,, the door of the tank opens and a russian soldier gets out: NIET FREEDOM ETA KARNAVAL!

  3. Faith Gorodki says:

    Leonid Brežnev was a true liberator.

  4. oldeafcoot says:

    When the Soviet troops entered Prague, hundreds of thousands of people turned out to welcome them as liberators. Within a few years you could not find a single person who would admit to having been there,

  5. anyád says:

    You meant occupation, not liberation. You can only liberate your own county’s territories. If you do that in another country, it’s occupation.

  6. freedom says:


  7. michael_cgn says:

    If the Nazis had won, all of the Eastern Europeans would have become slaves for the superior race. It’s a jock, that there are so many Neo-Nazis in Eastern Europe today – the real Nazis would just have shot them straight away.
    What followed after the WW II in Easter Europe was surely not freedom, but to forget what lead the way to the Sowjet rule shows just plain stupidity.
    And outside of Western Europe, the victory of the allied powers didn’t bring freedom neither.
    The good news ist, after the next WW III there will be finaly peace on earth, as this stupid human race
    cease to exist.

  8. Jonatan says:

    Adam – you Polaks are always bitter, always envying, always beatcheeng about everything.

  9. Pom2Ter says:

    Liberation of Prague… whats more sarcastic than that knowing they enslaved it right after up to the fall of the Warsaw Pact when it was set free again…

  10. Gryphonheart says:

    Those pictures look idylic, they were probably carefully selected, however, I do have a few remarks related to the article: The citizens of Prague liberated themselves from Schörner’s armies with the help of ROA Army (White Russians, Vlasovtsi etc.). Americans entered Prague few days earlier, but due to the Prague being in soviet zone, they had to withdrew early. Planes with Czech soldiers and ammunition already flying from Italy were returned from the same reason. No help came to the résistance from the soviets at all. Many of it’s heroes ended in gulags/work camps after the war – all Vlasovci, many czechs and white russians, who settled in Czechlands already after 1917. Also, Jan Zizka is not a national hero, as he was just a lesser medieval nobleman and commander of one of the hussite (protoprotestant) army force in times, where there were no national states in Europe yet. Moreover, some pictures seem to have a bad comment under it – ‘Czech soldier’ obviously wouldn’t have mongoloid face and cossack uniform. And so on.. Photos from 1968 invasion would show true face of these eastern invaders and their turkic, khazar and mongolian customs and origins.

    • Voivode says:

      As long as citizens of the Chav Republic have significant problems in education and lack even the slightest idea about their eastern neighbours, it makes sense to bestow the gift of enlightenment upon their empty heads and impress them with the fact that ethnic Russians have neither Turkic, Khazar nor Mongolian roots and customs, and that the only Asian-looking troops that enlisted in the Soviet Army belonged either to small ethnic minorities living within the Russian SFSR, such as the Buryats or the Yakuts, or to ethnic majorities coming from non-Russian Soviet republics, such as the Turkic-speaking Azerbaijanis, the Tajiks or the Uzbeks.

  11. somejoe says:

    Cheer up Ukraine!, you are being liberated…

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