For the Record: History of Great Victory, Part 3
Third part of the Wargaming series with Russian veteran memories about the Second World War. This time with former artilleryman Vladimir Vasilievich Borodin, who talks about outwitting the German recon plane Focke-Wulf Fw189, that was guiding German artillery and about fulfilling complicated combat task without taking casualities. * * Colonel (ret.) Vladimir Vasilievich Borodin was drafted to the Red Army in August 1942. After finishing the artillery school in 1943, he fought at the South-Western Front, 1st Ukraine Front and 1st Belarus Front. He took part in Odessa, Warsaw and Poznan liberation and he participated in taking Berlin. He started the war as 2ndLt. and ended the war as 1stLt. He was awarded three times with the Order of the Patriotic War 2nd Class, Order of the Red Star, with Medal for Liberation of Warsaw and Medal for Capture of Berlin. Please note: This man is a war veteran and a brave soldier, not a Cheka officer, politruk, Stalin’s friend or anything like that. I am strongly suggesting and asking you to leave Stalin, Crimea, Russia bashing and other such crap out of the discussion. He doesn’t deserve it.