Soviet Tourists in Germany, 1945

Soviet Tourists in Germany, 1945

Last week we showed you some photos taken by the Germans in the city of Soviet Ukraine in 1942.

Closer to 1945 Soviets paid a return visit to Berlin. There were no direct flights then and even if there were few, it was not enough for all who wished to go to the German capital, so the people chose tanks…

Soviet Tourists in Germany, 1945

Soviet Tourists in Germany, 1945

Soviet Tourists in Germany, 1945

Soviet Tourists in Germany, 1945

Soviet Tourists in Germany, 1945

Soviet Tourists in Germany, 1945

Soviet Tourists in Germany, 1945

Soviet Tourists in Germany, 1945

Soviet Tourists in Germany, 1945

Soviet Tourists in Germany, 1945

Soviet Tourists in Germany, 1945

Soviet Tourists in Germany, 1945

Soviet Tourists in Germany, 1945

Soviet Tourists in Germany, 1945

Soviet Tourists in Germany, 1945

Soviet Tourists in Germany, 1945

Soviet Tourists in Germany, 1945

Soviet Tourists in Germany, 1945

Soviet Tourists in Germany, 1945

Soviet Tourists in Germany, 1945

Soviet Tourists in Germany, 1945

Soviet Tourists in Germany, 1945

Soviet Tourists in Germany, 1945

Soviet Tourists in Germany, 1945

Soviet Tourists in Germany, 1945

Soviet Tourists in Germany, 1945

To copy with the large number of Soviet tourists they decided to send Soviet traffic officers to Berlin to help resolve the congestions and organize the traffic in a right way.

Location: Berlin, Germany

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26 thoughts on “Soviet Tourists in Germany, 1945”

  1. Payback is a b***h! They gave the Germans a taste of their own medicine. You notice that the Germans have been quiet for a long time since them. They have finally been taught a lesson!

    • Of course. Without them, there wouldn’t have been Normany landings nor Sicilian crossings. Without them, deadly ethnic cleansing of Europe would have been much, much worse than it was. Without them, probably you wouldn’t exist.

  2. The photo showing the Red Army soldiers hurrying to liberate the grocery/liquor store is a killer 😀
    I remember my grandfather telling a story about Red Army “liberating” their farm of all poultry and rabbits. Fortunately, he took all their cows to the neighboring forest the day before.

      • Obviously, you do not want to get the point. Soviets were supposedly allies of Czechoslovakia (based od agreement signed in 1943). This, however, did not prevent them from looting during the “liberation”. They also stole both granddad´s bicycles and alarm clocks. You just cannot argue with a drunk muzhik waving a PPSh, can you?
        The other side of my family lived in the parts of the country liberated by US Army. Such things simply did not happen there. What they remember is that Yanks were eager to trade their canned food for anything fresh. My wife´s auntie, born right before the WWII, remembers she first tasted chocolate in May 1945 and that it was given to her by a black soldier after she started to cry at the sight of him – she never saw a black man before 🙂

        • And that Black Soldier at home couldn’t sit at Whites Only diners, or had to go to the bottom of buses for some 25 years more.

        • Czechs (like Romanians and Hungarians) was German allies during WW2. Thew have started some riot in Prague at May 8th 1945, to change side and stopped armour production for Wermaht at May 7th, 1945.

  3. Poor decision making and tin pot nationalism led to the castration of Germany and gave the chosen ones free nukes. Bet no-one saw that coming back in 1912.

  4. Red Army on Tour !
    A Thousand Year Reich ?
    hahaha – the Charlie Chaplin look-alikes Reich lasted a pitiful 12 !
    The Nazi slugs could dish it out,raping and pillaging as they went,but they got their deserved comeuppance in the end.They brought it all on themselves.
    Fantastic photos of the victorious Red Army in the Nazi dogs battered lair of Berlin.
    VIVA STALIN !!

  5. Hitler & Stalin were the same just different names.

    Communism has murdered over 100 MILLION peoples, Hitler was destroyed because he tried to hurt the Jewish people and God got rid of him.

  6. That is the most stupid and tacky headline ever. And of course it was just very convenient that the OP didn’t include the fact how his “tourists” raped thousands of women and little girls.

  7. JM, you are right.
    The Germans didn’t rape thousands of women and little girls. They just killed them.
    So of course, when Russians wanted their revenge, it was completely right of the Germans to complain. They didn’t get paid back what THEY did to other people, eye by an eye.
    Otherwise, there would be no Germans left today.
    Think? I doubt you can.

  8. Both ‘isms’ (fascism/communism) committed genocide as a means to their warped ends. Let us be thankfull fascism died off as quick as it did and be mournfull that communisim still festers among humanity here and there.
    There was hardly a quarter asked or given on the “ost front”. It is amazing to me as many survived as they did all things considered. Stakin’s relentless push on his competing generals to take berlin cost the russian soldiers dearly. Weatern Armies of the day would have recoiled at the expenditure of lives that battle cost. It was a necessarry battle , rather reckless attack strategies that cost so much of the russian troops. Has there ever been a russian study available for PTSD from WW2 ?. Surely there had to be some serious efforts in that area considering the hard fought battles ?.

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