Nearby, in 26 large photographs, are iconic moments of the Great Patriotic War. Here are anxious faces turned towards the loudspeaker. In the following image, a group of children among the ruins look at the sky with fear. There is also the famous photo of the destroyed fountain in Stalingrad. Here are the women crying among the skeletons of the chimneys in the midst of the rubble of the buildings. And now the Soviet soldiers are freeing the first prisoners of the concentration camp, giving bread to the inhabitants of Berlin… The Banner of Victory over the Reichstag. The defendants hear part of the verdict during the Nuremberg trials. Soviet soldiers with banners captured from Nazi troops at the Victory Parade…
I note that several passengers who got off the bus number 320 froze near the exhibition, a shadow fell on the face of a man reading the loss figures. The couple was fascinated with the images of the chronicle. “This is a reminder to everyone about how terrible that war was,” 25-year-old Muscovite Tatyana Usacheva shared with RG.
Interested in the exhibition and student with nanny. The woman tried to take the boy away, however he resisted and bombarded the woman with questions. “Is China really that many people, 11 million, lost in that war?” The boy was amazed.
“What can I say, here it is, the story in photos. You need to look at it if only to remind us all: this should happen again,” 30-year-old programmer Yuri Pykhtar shared his impression with RG.
It would be nice if not only Muscovites, but also the people who work behind the fence of the German embassy would look at this exhibition with the same attention. So that they also remember what not only the Soviet people, but also the people of Germany experienced in those five years.