The Battles of Rzhev

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Guards Corporal Oruntai Iskakov, gunner-mortar of 30th Guards Infantry Regiment of 8th Guards Panfilov Division.
Guards Senior Sergeant Commander of the mortar crew of 30th Guards Infantry Regiment of 8th Guards Panfilov Division B. Ibragimov.
Guard Sergeant V.G. Minaev (center) with his crew: Guards Senior Sergeant S. Mulabaev and Guard Sergeant I.E. Khomyakov.
Machine-gunner Guard Sergeant V.G. Minaev of 30th Guards Infantry Regiment of 8th Guards Panfilov Division.
Zampolit (deputy commander for political affairs) of 2nd battalion of the 23rd Guards Rifle Regiment of 8th Guards Panfilov Division Major T.A. Safayev.
Commander of the mortar company of 30th Guards Rifle Regiment, Captain V.P. Gadja at lunch.
Red Army Chef Nazarov prepares food for mortarmen in the field
Red Army Chef Nazarov prepares food for mortarmen in the field
Guard Senior Lieutenant L.A. Hakobyan conducts talks with soldiers
Guard Senior Lieutenant N.G. Kungurtsev, commander of the air defense platoon of 30th Regiment of 8th Guards Panfilov Division
Guard petty officer I.D. Rasshchupkin conducts machine gun instructions with his crew; on the left Kashat Muzhikov, on the right Satar Omashev
Major General Ivan Prokofievich Repin (in uniform with awards), participant of the Great Patriotic War, defense of Rzhev
Writer Ilya G. Ehrenburg (right) and American journalist Leland Stowe during their stay in the unit near Rzhev.
Writer Ilya G. Ehrenburg (2nd from the right) and the American journalist Leland Stowe (3rd from the left) in the unit near Rzhev.
Bodies of Rzhev local people brutally tortured by the Nazis.
Commander of 8th tank brigade, Colonel P.A. Rotmistrov (right) with the last tank under Rzhev.
2nd Rank Military Engineer Grigory Yakovlevich Klyatis, Deputy Commander of 31st Sapper Brigade (in the center) with local children.
"Partisan cannon" 122-mm howitzer handed over by partisans to soldiers of the Kalinin Front.
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.
Guards Corporal Oruntai Iskakov, gunner-mortar of 30th Guards Infantry Regiment of 8th Guards Panfilov Division.
Guards Senior Sergeant Commander of the mortar crew of 30th Guards Infantry Regiment of 8th Guards Panfilov Division B. Ibragimov.
Guard Sergeant V.G. Minaev (center) with his crew: Guards Senior Sergeant S. Mulabaev and Guard Sergeant I.E. Khomyakov.
Machine-gunner Guard Sergeant V.G. Minaev of 30th Guards Infantry Regiment of 8th Guards Panfilov Division.
Zampolit (deputy commander for political affairs) of 2nd battalion of the 23rd Guards Rifle Regiment of 8th Guards Panfilov Division Major T.A. Safayev.
Commander of the mortar company of 30th Guards Rifle Regiment, Captain V.P. Gadja at lunch.
Red Army Chef Nazarov prepares food for mortarmen in the field
Red Army Chef Nazarov prepares food for mortarmen in the field
Guard Senior Lieutenant L.A. Hakobyan conducts talks with soldiers
Guard Senior Lieutenant N.G. Kungurtsev, commander of the air defense platoon of 30th Regiment of 8th Guards Panfilov Division
Guard petty officer I.D. Rasshchupkin conducts machine gun instructions with his crew; on the left Kashat Muzhikov, on the right Satar Omashev
Major General Ivan Prokofievich Repin (in uniform with awards), participant of the Great Patriotic War, defense of Rzhev
Writer Ilya G. Ehrenburg (right) and American journalist Leland Stowe during their stay in the unit near Rzhev.
Writer Ilya G. Ehrenburg (2nd from the right) and the American journalist Leland Stowe (3rd from the left) in the unit near Rzhev.
Bodies of Rzhev local people brutally tortured by the Nazis.
Commander of 8th tank brigade, Colonel P.A. Rotmistrov (right) with the last tank under Rzhev.
2nd Rank Military Engineer Grigory Yakovlevich Klyatis, Deputy Commander of 31st Sapper Brigade (in the center) with local children.
"Partisan cannon" 122-mm howitzer handed over by partisans to soldiers of the Kalinin Front.
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.

Guard petty officer I.D. Rasshchupkin conducts machine gun instructions with his crew; on the left Kashat Muzhikov, on the right Satar Omashev

Guard petty officer I.D. Rasshchupkin conducts machine gun instructions with his crew; on the left Kashat Muzhikov, on the right Satar Omashev
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