It’s the Cold War. The Soviet army seems like a threat to the Western World. Who are they, these blood-thirsty (as portrayed by the media) leaders of the savage (as portrayed by the media!) armies preparing to invade the stronghold of the civilized world? Here are a few.
Photos of a few glorious Russian commanders, specifically the chief commander of the Soviet Black Sea fleet (based in Crimea) and his deputies and helpers. Back in 1954.
Mr Sergei Gorshkov, a Soviet admiral. Years later, a Soviet air carrier ship that was built received his name. It was called Air Carrier “Admiral Sergei Gorshkov”. Do you know what they call it now? They call it the “Vikramaditya”, because it was sold to India.
And Gorshkov’s “aide” mr. Kuznetsov.
Just look at those faces, they are already a part of a long gone history.