History Stories
CATEGORY: Eastern Front
The Siege of Leningrad
September 8, 2016

On September 8, 1941, German forces closed in around the Soviet city of Leningrad, initiating a siege that would last nearly 900 days and claim the lives of 800,000 civilians. Read More

When Stalin Was Caught Napping
June 22, 2016

Even as millions of Nazi troops massed on his border, Soviet leader Joseph Stalin remained convinced that Adolf Hitler wouldn’t betray him. Read More

The Secret Hitler-Stalin Pact
August 22, 2014

Look back at the secret agreement that set the stage for World War II. Read More

Remembering History’s Last Major Cavalry Charge
August 23, 2012

In 1942, what many consider the last major cavalry charge took place in the Soviet Union. Read More