Why is the Russian Army So Cruel? (Part II)

On suffering and the 80th anniversary of Stalingrad

Paul Greenberg

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A Soviet helmet recovered from the Stalingrad battlefield. Photo by David Clode on Unsplash

One of the most desperate moments of the siege of Stalingrad occurred in September of 1942 when a battery of female combatants was forced to take over an anti-aircraft position, lower the guns to the horizontal and fire nonstop at a phalanx of approaching German tanks. After holding out for a few heroic…

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Paul Greenberg

New York Times bestselling author of Four Fish as well as The Climate Diet and Goodbye Phone, Hello World paulgreenberg.org