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Nation-State Formation in Belarus in 1918-1920s

Photo exhibition: Vasily Arkashev. My War

Great Patriotic War

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A photo reporter for the newspaper of the Western Front, Krasnoarmeiskaia Pravda, Vasily Arkashev.
June 1941.
Minsk Region
(1-13962)

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At the fire position of the 331st Infantry Regiment, 100th Infantry Division, Western Front. 
26 June 1941.
Minsk Region
(0-135269)

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Training army reservists in hand-to-hand fight.
July 1941.
Smolensk Region
(0-135302)
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Writer, Mikhail Sholokhov, among recruits near Soloviev Bridge.
16 July 1941.
Smolensk Region
(0-135306)
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Western Front soldiers with the banner of the 17th German Mechanized Division crushed in the battles near Elnia.
September 1941.
Smolensk Region
(0-135322)
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After the battle at Gzhatsk.
August 1942.
Smolensk Region
(0-135465)

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Soldiers of a road unit, Western Front, making a road.
1943.
Smolensk Region
(0-135466)

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Members of an air squadron, Western Front, preparing an airplane for operational flight. 
1943.
Smolensk Region
(0-135478)
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E. I. Kulesh, a woman machine gunner of the Voronianski Partisan Brigade "Narodnye Mstiteli", resident of the village of Mytishchi in the Logoisk district.
1941-1944.
Minsk Region
(0-135591)

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Ermakov's Gun Crew, Balin's Antiaircraft Battery, Western Front in the interval between the battles at Gzhatsk; first from the left is H. Z. Khvorostianski, the battery's commissar and political instructor.
February 1943.
Smolensk Region
(0-135437)
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Evacuation of a wounded soldier from the front line to field hospital.
1942-1943.
(0-135651)
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Cook of an army unit of the Western Front, T. A. Kozhukhov.
August 1943.
Smolensk Region
(0-135468)
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Advance of the 3rd Guard Artillery Division, Western Front, on the old Smolensk Road during the Smolensk offensive operation. 
September 1943.
Smolensk Region
(0-135517)
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Western Front soldiers meet with the local residents liberated from the Nazis.
September 1943.
Smolensk Region
( 0-135505)

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Rudnensk District residents returning to their home places.
September 1943.
Smolensk Region
(0-135519)
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A child from the village of Elovka in the Dorobuzh dstrict, Kolya Orlov, whose parents were deported to Germany.
September 1943.
Smolensk Region
(0-135503)

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View of the railroad station at Zamostochie with the German fortifications.
July 1944.
Vitebsk Region
(0-135570)
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Airial view of the central part of Minsk after the town's liberation from the Nazi occupation.
July 1944.
Minsk
(0-135560)
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Members of the 35th Guard Tank Brigade, Western Front, commanded by General A. Aslanov in the area of Smorgon. 
July 1944.
Grodno Region
(0-135571)
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Members of the Suvorov Partisan Brigade in the town of Smorgon on the day of its liberation from the Nazis.
6 July 1944.
Grodno Region
(0-135579)
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Red Army officers in the town of Grodno on the day of its liberation from the Nazis.
16 July 1944.
Grodno
(0-135583)

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Slutsk residents meet Red Army soldiers who liberated their town from the Nazis. 
July 1944.
Minsk Region
(0-135562)
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Photographic sketch.
July 1944.
(0-135597)

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The spring of 1944 (photographic sketch).
1944.
Belarusian Soviet Socialist Republic
(0-135585)
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View of a Vilnius street on the day of the town's liberation from the Nazis.
1944.
Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic
(0-135567)
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Board with an inscription stating that the East Prussia border had been crossed by soldiers of the 1st Moscow Minsk Guard Motorized Infantry Division commanded by P. F. Tolstikov.
20 October 1944.
East Prussia
(0-135598)
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German equipment destroyed in the battles in East Prussia.
1944.
East Prussia
(0-135605)
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M. D. Bulkin, journalist for the newspaper, Krasnoarmeiskaia pravda, talking with the Red Army intelligence soldiers.
1945.
East Prussia
(0-135631)
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German airfield near Konigsberg. 
April 1945.
East Prussia
(0-135619)
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German military equipment destroyed in the battles of Konigsberg.
May 1945.
East Prussia
(0-135675)
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Soldiers of the 3rd Belarusian Front fire a salute to celebrate victory in the Great Patriotic War.
May 1945.
East Prussia
(0-135673)
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