Stalingrad Academy of Street Fighting
Starshina (Sergeant Major) Boris Salenko
A Ukranian iron worker from Kiev, Boris Salenko has seen his share of violence and war, but nothing quite like the battle at Stalingrad. A veteran of the Great War, Russian Civil War, and the Winter War, Salenko has been on the front lines so long, combat …
Commissar Leytenant Ivan Rachmanova
Born and raised in Moscow, Ivan Rachmanova is the epitome of the new Soviet Red Army officer corps - committed to the Revolution, loyal to the Party, and dedicated to the Communist ideal.
Having come of age in the Stalinist regime, Rachmanova was a …
Efreitor (Corporal) Alexei Klutrova
At the outbreak of war, Alexei Klutrova was a student at the Stalingrad Industrial Pedagogical Institute with dreams of becoming a mechanical engineer, but by the Summer of 1942, with the German armies on the doorstep of his beloved home city, Alexei was …
Ryadovoy (Private) Anastasija Kayakova
At the outbreak of war in 1939, young Anastasija Kayakova had just entered her final year of secondary education in Leningrad. By summer of 1941, she had completed her training as a Red Army nurse and was assigned to the 1077th Anti-aircraft Regiment …
Ryadovoy (Private) Mikhail Chernov
Raised in the rural outskirts of the city of Novouzensk, Mikhail Chernov's youth has been spent toiling in the harsh conditions of Stalin's collective farms, a life that, while not necessarily honing his wits, has definitely honed his body.
Mikhail is …
Ryadovoy (Private) Stephania Plushenko
Born and raised in Leningrad, Stephania Plushenko spent most of her young life dreaming of being a Prima ballerina for the Kirov Ballet, and competed fiercely with her friend and rival, Olga Lepeshinskaya. With the start of the Great Patriotic War, …