Dancing for the Dead

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Advancing Russian troops dance during an unguarded moment in Belorussia in 1944. Operation Bagration, in which the Soviets took back Belarus and parts of Poland from Nazi Germany from June to August 1944, utterly destroyed three German armies. Casualty estimates ranged from about 530,000 to over 1.4 million.

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    Luke Magnifico

    I call shoop.

    Reason being, women can’t war good.

    flintlocke

    I’ll assume you don’t know any Russian women.

    Sticky

    Major Lyudmila Pavlichenko
    Lieutenant Nina Lobkovskaya
    Senior Sergeant Roza Shanina

    Just This Guy, You Know?

    Also Wonder Woman. Although she’s not Russian.

    sutenvulf

    jesus fuck…almost 1.4 million?!?

    Sticky

    Operation Typhoon during the Winter of 1941 saw nearly 1.7 million dead. Stalingrad was around 2 million, and that was only military dead. Doesn’t count the mass numbers of civilians that were killed.

    Puulaahi

    Napoleon and his kickass French Army met their end by fucking with Russia too.

    Caio

    My only regret is that they didn’t kill every German but hell they still earned that dance.