The Battles of Rzhev

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Commander of Kalinin Front, Colonel-General M.A. Purkaev (left) and member of Military Council of Kalinin Front D.S. Leonov.
Loader of the anti-aircraft unit that shot down five German planes, Private M. Kotolavidze loads the cannon with a clip of shells
Anti-aircraft automatic cannon unit of Senior Sergeant A.I. Sidorov, awarded the Order of the Red Star.
Anti-aircraft gun-layer, Corporal I.M. Bessonov, awarded the Order of the Red Star
The anti-aircraft gun-layer Сorporal T.D. Goryachy, awarded with the Order of the Red Star, 1943.
Cavalry recon platoon before a combat operation. Political instructor S.V. Kozlov (left) and Lieutenant A.A. Vasilistov clarify the plan of the operation.
Village burned down by the Germans during the retreat near Rzhev, Kalinin Region.
Village burned down by the Germans during the retreat near Rzhev, Kalinin Region.
German military cemetery near Rzhev.
Liberated local villagers greet Soviet soldiers in the Rzhev area.
Anti-tank riflemen of 1245th Rifle Regiment of 375th Rifle Division before attack for Rzhev.
Red Army soldiers and commanders talk with a local woman from Rzhev, Kalinin Region
Soldiers of Kalinin Front sent to the forward positions.
Village of Zakharovo, Rzhev District, Kalinin Region, ravaged and burned by Germans
Flamethrowers of 1245th Infantry Regiment of 375th Infantry Division before attack for Rzhev.
Village of Zakharovo, Rzhev Area, Kalinin Region, ravaged and burned by Germans
Soviet forward units enter the liberated village.
Soviet machine gunners fight for Rzhev.
Soviet sappers restore a bridge destroyed by the Nazis at Kalinin Front
Camping tea house for wounded soldiers and officers in the area of Rzhev
Soviet soldiers pile up trophies captured from the enemy near Rzhev.
Commander of Kalinin Front, Colonel-General M.A. Purkaev (left) and member of Military Council of Kalinin Front D.S. Leonov.
Loader of the anti-aircraft unit that shot down five German planes, Private M. Kotolavidze loads the cannon with a clip of shells
Anti-aircraft automatic cannon unit of Senior Sergeant A.I. Sidorov, awarded the Order of the Red Star.
Anti-aircraft gun-layer, Corporal I.M. Bessonov, awarded the Order of the Red Star
The anti-aircraft gun-layer Сorporal T.D. Goryachy, awarded with the Order of the Red Star, 1943.
Cavalry recon platoon before a combat operation. Political instructor S.V. Kozlov (left) and Lieutenant A.A. Vasilistov clarify the plan of the operation.
Village burned down by the Germans during the retreat near Rzhev, Kalinin Region.
Village burned down by the Germans during the retreat near Rzhev, Kalinin Region.
German military cemetery near Rzhev.
Liberated local villagers greet Soviet soldiers in the Rzhev area.
Anti-tank riflemen of 1245th Rifle Regiment of 375th Rifle Division before attack for Rzhev.
Red Army soldiers and commanders talk with a local woman from Rzhev, Kalinin Region
Soldiers of Kalinin Front sent to the forward positions.
Village of Zakharovo, Rzhev District, Kalinin Region, ravaged and burned by Germans
Flamethrowers of 1245th Infantry Regiment of 375th Infantry Division before attack for Rzhev.
Village of Zakharovo, Rzhev Area, Kalinin Region, ravaged and burned by Germans
Soviet forward units enter the liberated village.
Soviet machine gunners fight for Rzhev.
Soviet sappers restore a bridge destroyed by the Nazis at Kalinin Front
Camping tea house for wounded soldiers and officers in the area of Rzhev
Soviet soldiers pile up trophies captured from the enemy near Rzhev.

Anti-tank riflemen of 1245th Rifle Regiment of 375th Rifle Division before attack for Rzhev.

Anti-tank riflemen of 1245th Rifle Regiment of 375th Rifle Division before attack for Rzhev.
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