Defense Ministry Publishes Unique Photos of Soviet Commanders

Минобороны опубликовало уникальные фотографии советских полководцев

The Defense Ministry of Russia posted unique pictures of Soviet commanders from the Great Patriotic War on its website.

The Commanders of Victory: Liberators of Europe photo-documentary project is dedicated to prominent Soviet military leaders who commanded the fronts and armies that freed Europe from the German invaders 75 years ago.

The photos, most of them published for the first time, depict the end of the war: days for commanders, parades in liberated cities, recreation, and meetings with the allies.

This year, Russia celebrates the 75th Victory anniversary. On the eve of Victory Day, the Defense Ministry is making classified documents public to protect the truth of history and to prevent its falsification.