Video clip of the Russian Red Army Choir singing "The Sacred War" (Ð¡Ð²ÑÑ‰ÐµÐ½Ð½Ð°Ñ Ð’Ð¾Ð¹Ð½Ð°)
This movie clip shows some typically Russian dark humor...
66 years ago today Nazi Germany launched Operation Barbarossa, the fascist invasion of the Soviet Union. You can read some thoughts about whether young Russians are forgetting the Great Patriotic War (Belikiya Otechestvennaya Voyna) over at Sean Guillory's Russki Blog. You can also find reviews of new books about Russia's role in the Second World War at Kunikov's Book Reviews.
Click on the extended post for links to other Russia Blog posts on this topic.
Links to previous Russia Blog posts on Russia's role in winning World War II: