In 1944 the Soviet Union already lifted in spirits, the Red Army cleared almost all the Soviet territory of the enemy’s presence except the west of Latvia. The capital started to live peacefully again: night restaurants were opened, different solemn events were held, eighty bronze sculptures preveously evacuated to Central Asia, returned to the Moscow subway. Over a million of Soviet citizens were awarded with a medal “For Defence of Moscow”. New schools and institutes were opening in the city, new subway stations were being built.
One of the brightest events in 1944 was the march of German soldiers captured in Belorussia.
New Year celebration.
New “Stalinskaya” subway station.
At the movie-theater.
Dancing on Pushkin Square.
Institute of physical culture.
Funeral of Moscow Patriarch Sergius.
Vegetable gardens at the Novospassky monastery.
All-Union construction exhibition.
March of German captives.
The Germans are fed on the racetrack before escorting.
Germans close to the racetrack.
Captives at the Belorussian station.
On Gorky street.
Turning to the Garden Ring Road.
Moscow citizens are watching the German soldiers marching along the streets of Moscow.
Soviet boys are watching the march of the German captives.
Street cleaning vehicles were following the German captives to “clean” the streets after spoiling by the nazi invaders.
Students of a Soviet military school.
The first metro bridge in Moscow.
In the Moscow Zoo.
Vysokopetrovky monastery. In the center is the church of St. Peter.
Baumanskaya subway station.
Summer house in Neskuchniy Garden.
All fountains were demounted after the war.
Soviet ballet dancer Olga Lepeshenskaya is driving home after ger performance in the Bolshoi Theater.