The family name Sharapov is a famous name in Russia. Even during the WWII this name was already well known. It is a family name of fighters.
Also here [more info about combats on Karelian Front in 1942-1944] - the memoires of Yuri Sharapov-Antonov [press correspondent of 289th infantry division], he died in 2005
8 pages of biography: http://www.iremember.ru/...onov-uriy-pavlovich.html
First sergeant Yuri Sharapov-Antonov in 1943 [infantry]
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The Cuckoo is a 2002 film directed by Aleksandr Rogozhkin. Its Russian title is Kukushka. It takes place during World War II from the perspective of opposing Russian and Finnish soldiers (Karelian Front) stranded at a Sami woman's farmhouse.September of 1944, a few days before Finland went out of the Second World War. A chained to a rock Finnish sniper-kamikadze Veikko managed to set himself free. Ivan, a captain of the Soviet Army, arrested by the Front Secret Police "Smersh", has a narrow escape. They are soldiers of the two enemy armies. A Lapp woman Anni gives a shelter to both of them at her farm. For Anni they are not enemies, but just men.
WE SHOULD NOT FORGET THAT THE PEOPLE OF THE URSS WERE STRONG&COURAGEOUS DURING THE WWII.
Belarusian defenders of Leningrad commemorated
St Petersburg, formerly Leningrad, has unveiled a memorial to the Belarusian members of the Soviet forces who defended the city against the Nazis. There were moving tributes to the wartime brotherhood-in-arms between the peoples of the Soviet Union.
The memorial stands at the site of a fierce wartime battle for control of the left bank of the River Neva,
The unveiling coincided with the 70th anniversary of what is known as the Road of Life, which linked Nazi-encircled Leningrad with the Soviet mainland across the ice-bound Lake Ladoga.
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We learn about Russia's heroic resistance to invasion in the past and how those qualities were called upon in the current war. We also learn about Russian tenacity and their determination to win against the seemingly invincible forces of Nazi Germany in the bloodiest fighting of the war.
On May 09, 2012, Russia is going to celebrate the end of the WWII.
According to Russia’s Social Development Ministry, the country is home to 3.4 million WWII veterans. Almost one third are older than 85, and 503 are over 100 years old.
The oldest war veteran, aged 115, lives in the southern republic of Dagestan.
The average pension of a war veteran is 2.4 times higher than the national average.
Today we have to remember our grand fathers and grand mothers who fighted for us during the WWII.
In June, Israel will unveil a memorial to the Soviet Red Army in the city of Netanya on the Mediterranean coast.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced this to Israeli war veterans at a meeting in Tel Aviv on Wednesday. He said the Red Army saved the Jewish people from annihilation, and without its 1945 victory over Nazi Germany, Israel would have remained an unfulfilled dream.
Israel is now home to some 10,000 WWII veterans.
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