1 February 2013

Mamayev Kurgan - 2. Eternal Flame

2 February 2013 - the 70th anniversary of the end of the Battle of Stalingrad

Mamayev Kurgan.
Mamai kurgaan.
Мамаев курган.

Eternal Flame at Mamayev Hill in the Hall of the Warrior Glory in tribute to all those who died defending the city from 1942–1943.
Igavene tuli Mamai kurgaanil.
Вечный огонь на Мамаевом Кургане.

Postcards, 1981.
My collection.

* The Battle of Stalingrad was a major and decisive battle of World War II in which Nazi Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad (renamed Volgograd in 1961). The battle took place between 23 August 1942 and 2 February 1943.

* Stalingradi lahing (21. augustist 1942 2. veebruarini 1943) oli Teise maailmasõja otsustavamaid lahinguid, mis lõppes Nõukogude Armee võiduga.

See also: Mamayev Kurgan. "The Motherland Calls!"

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