Monthly Archives: May 2011

Band of Brothers

My week began with the 66th anniversary of Victory Day in the Great Patriotic War and ended with the battle reenactment of the 67th anniversary of the liberation of Crimea from Nazi occupation. Roughly three thousand people, half of the six thousand announced by the press … Continue reading

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Enemy at the Gates

“Vasily Zaytsev killed 5 Germans today. How many have you killed?” – propaganda poster propelling the legend of WWII’s greatest sniper – from the film Enemy at the Gates (2001) Sevastopol is a city steeped in military history; its streets and squares are … Continue reading

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