Soviet soldier waving Soviet Banner of Victory over the central square in Stalingrad. © Fotokhronika TASS/Georgy Zelma
TASS: Russian Defense Ministry reveals declassified documents on Battle of Stalingrad
The website also features German command’s documents on the course of the fighting
The Russian Defense Ministry has made public historical documents related to the Battle of Stalingrad during the Soviet Union’s Great Patriotic War against Nazi Germany, the ministry reported on Friday.
“In the run-up to celebrations to mark the 75th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi troops in the Battle of Stalingrad in 2018, the Russian Defense Ministry’s official website has launched a multimedia section featuring unique archival documents reflecting the initial stage of that bloody battle during the Great Patriotic War. Documents from the Russian Defense Ministry’s Central Archive that have been declassified recently will tell website visitors about the unprecedented heroism of city defenders, about steps taken to rescue the population and evacuate the industrial equipment,” the ministry said.
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WNU Editor: It took almost 75 years …. but they finally declassified this treasure trove of information. My father fought north of Stalingrad where he commanded an artillery unit. I know if he was alive today …. sighhhh …. he would be parked in front of the computer reading all of this documentation.