Operation Barbarossa in 50 Stunning Images

Operation Barbarossa (German: Unternehmen Barbarossa) also known as the German invasion of the Soviet Union was the code name for the invasion of the Soviet Union by Nazi Germany and some of its Axis allies, which started on Sunday, 22 June 1941, during World War II. The operation put into action Nazi Germany’s ideological goalContinue reading “Operation Barbarossa in 50 Stunning Images”

71 Vintage Photos Showing Moscow in 1960

Moscow is the capital and largest city of Russia. The city stands on the Moskva River in Central Russia, with a population estimated at 12.4 million residents within the city limits, over 17 million residents in the urban area, and over 20 million residents in the metropolitan area. The city covers an area of 2,511Continue reading “71 Vintage Photos Showing Moscow in 1960”

45 Incredible Photos Of Life Inside Soviet Gulag Prisons

The Gulag, “chief administration of the camps”) was the government agency in charge of the Soviet network of forced labor camps set up by order of Vladimir Lenin, reaching its peak during Joseph Stalin’s rule from the 1930s to the early 1950s. English-language speakers also use the word gulag to refer to all forced-labor campsContinue reading “45 Incredible Photos Of Life Inside Soviet Gulag Prisons”