1941 and 1942 were the hardest years for Moscow. The following year of 1943 gave relief to the capital and its life started to bloom again. The Stalingrad battle was won on February 2 and Moscow citizens believed they could defeat the enemy. People began to entertain themselves, celebrate holiday, watch movies and go to theaters and exhibitions. New subway stations were opened in 1943, the Museum of Musical Culture named after M. Glinka and an Institute of crystollography were founded in Moscow.
Relations of the Soviet government and the church were getting better, they chose a patriarch, new cathedrals were opened for believers… That was the year of hope, time to lift in spirits.
Stalin personally inspects self-propelled mount “Zveroboy” on the territory of the Kremlin.
The final air raid alarm was heard in Moscow in July 9. During the entire period of the war it used 141 times.
Fireworks on August 5th.
Antiaircraft mount on the roof of the library.
Crimean bridge on the day of the fireworks of August 5.
Exhibition of captured military equipment.
The exhibition was visited by Stalin himself.
Tiger tanks on display in Gorky park.
Saluting the soldiers of the Red Army who liberated Kiev. November, 1943.
Teachers of the Moscow Agricultural Academy are about to go to the front.
In the Moscow Zoo.
Circus on Tsvetnoy Boulevard.
Subway station “Paveletskaya”.
The Kutitsky Metochion: Host Ressurection cathedral had been as military barracks, a football field was arranged at the cemetary. In the 40s the territory was given to the army.
Football match at the stadium of Lefortovo.
Armored train built from money donated by Moscow subway workers. It was to be given to the Red Army.
At the outskirts.
Celebrations in a kindergarten.
A wounded man at the hospital.
Air defence facility near the current exhibition center VDNKH.
Air defence combat unit.
Wood house in Lyublino.
Mansion in Kuzminki.
Thanks to blogger zyalt for the photos.