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TolkoRaz
08-10-2012, 12:23
I took these photos last week on my travels.

When time permits, I always try to visit War Memorials which stand to remind us of the immense Sacrifice the Soviets and her Allies made in defeating the Nazi Menace.

BTW, does anybody know where this particular Soviet memorial is?

GalinaP
08-10-2012, 13:16
No. Where is it?

Jas
08-10-2012, 13:19
Excellent photos, Tolki. U missed me thread on who was worse- Nazis or Soviets- where I defended to the Soviets of course. It was quite interesting how lots of people was trying to say Soviets and Nazis was equal- but I totally never accepted that.

Jas
08-10-2012, 13:20
I think it is Volgograd maybe.

TolkoRaz
08-10-2012, 13:56
Nope, its not Volgagrad, but I can also post some of my own photos taken there a few years back!

TolkoRaz
08-10-2012, 13:59
Excellent photos, Tolki. U missed me thread on who was worse- Nazis or Soviets- where I defended to the Soviets of course. It was quite interesting how lots of people was trying to say Soviets and Nazis was equal- but I totally never accepted that.

Will read when I get a chance, but I only got back from my travels last night and am off again, in a couple of hours to another foreign land! :)

There was a big difference between the Nazis and the Soviets - although each committed atrocities, the Soviets were defenders and the Nazis were attackers!

GalinaP
08-10-2012, 14:00
Please do.

TolkoRaz
08-10-2012, 14:01
Will do, but towards the end of this week when I am back on terra firma! ;)

GalinaP
08-10-2012, 14:02
Will do, but towards the end of this week when I am back on terra firma! ;)

Have a nice and safe trip!

PeteD
08-10-2012, 14:22
This is Volgograd!

"Mother Motherland!

TolkoRaz
08-10-2012, 14:26
Mamaev Kurgan & Mother Russia :)

SV1973a
08-10-2012, 14:40
Vienna?

TolkoRaz
08-10-2012, 14:43
Correct! :)

I think its great to see memorials in such places as Vienna and Berlin (Tiergarten & Treptow), where I have lived a good part of my previous life in the former divided city.

The Soviet sacrifice in defeating the Nazis should never be forgotten; their losses were unbelievably large often fighting to the last man and final bullet :respect:

Jas
08-10-2012, 16:49
Will read when I get a chance, but I only got back from my travels last night and am off again, in a couple of hours to another foreign land! :)

There was a big difference between the Nazis and the Soviets - although each committed atrocities, the Soviets were defenders and the Nazis were attackers!

Exactly.

robertmf
08-10-2012, 19:48
This is Volgograd!

"Mother Motherland!

Yes. The statue is most impressive in person. Awesome :sunny: With the eternal flame to the right of the statue steps.