Soon Russians (and not only them, of course) will celebrate the great holiday of the victory in the Second World War. It will be its 66 anniversary. Today we can go back to the history and recollect or just learn some facts about the capture of Berlin.Â
The commander of the 1st Belarussian front, the marshal of the Soviet Union G. Zhukov and other members of the high command in staff studies before the attack.
Preparations of the plan for the Berlin operation.
Guarding of the military road.
An artillery near Berlin.
To Hitler in Berlin.
Colours placing on the Reichstag.
Katyusha multiple rocket launchers.
The Reich Chancellery.
Soviet soldiers inside it.
Helmuth Weidling, the last German commander of the Berlin Defence yielded himself prisoner with other members of his staff on the 2nd of May.
Boys that took part in the Berlin Defence.
Soviet military medics help Germans.
Unter den Linden.
Zhukov in a Berlin street.
A Gestapo building.
The German general Hans Krebs arrived for negotiations and offered to make peace, but the Soviet command refused. Russians insisted on an unconditional surrender.
Stalin’s portrait in Unter den Linden.