A Russian soldier, sailor, and a political officer in Stalingrad, Russia, 23 Sep 1943

Caption   A Russian soldier, sailor, and a political officer in Stalingrad, Russia, 23 Sep 1943 ww2dbase
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Source    ww2dbaseGerman Federal Archive
Identification Code   Bild 183-R0130-330
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Battle of Stalingrad   Main article  Photos  
PPSh-41   Main article  Photos  
Photos on Same Day See all photos dated 23 Sep 1942
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 19 Dec 2009

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
21 Oct 2012 02:48:15 PM

PRICE OF UNIVERSAL CONSCRPTION: INTERESTING PHOTO, WHAT COULD BE GOING ON LETS SAY THAT ALEXEI, OUR SOVIET SOLDIER IS ABOUT TO BE PAID, IF SO HE ISN'T GOING TO BE PAID MUCH HOW ABOUT 22 RUBLES A MONTH...OR DOES HE HAVE TO LISTEN TO THE LATEST COMMUNIST POLITICAL INDOCTRINATION TO HELP MOTIVATE HIM TO DESTROY THE "FASCIST BEAST" BY THE REPLACEMENT POLITICAL OFFICER BETTER KNOWN AS THE COMMISSAR. OUR SOVIET SOLDIER HAS BEEN ISSUED THE M1935 (GYMNASTERKA) SHIRT WORN OUTSIDE THE TROUSERS WERE THE SAME COLOR AS THE SHIRT, AND TUCKED INTO BOOTS, OR ANKLE BOOTS W/CLOTH PUTTEES. HEARGEAR IS THE M35(PILOTKA)SIDECAP AND IS ARMED W/PPSh-41 SUBMACHINE GUN W/71 ROUND DRUM MAGAZINE. VLADIMIR OUR LAND-BASED SAILOR HAS BEEN ISSUED HIS BLUE FLANELEVKA),PULLOVER SHIRT W/BLUE-JEAN COLLAR,STRIPED NAVAL SHIRT(T-SHIRT)BLACK BELL-BOTTOM TROUSERS AND CAP W/BLACK TALLY. HE'S ARMED W/PPSh-41 SUB MACHINE GUN, HE COULD BE RECORDING PAY OR PARTY MEETING ATTENDANCE. BORIS OUR COMMISSAR HAS BEEN ISSUED A SINGLE-BREASTED JACKET/TROUSERS WITH PEAK CAP HIS RANK LOOKS LIKE THAT OF A LIEUTENANT.

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