William F. and Harriet Fast Scott Soviet Military Collection

Abstract

The William F. and Harriet Fast Scott Soviet Military Collection (dated 1926-2003, undated; 9 boxes; 3.9 cubic feet) consists of posters, publications, and photographs from the Soviet Union (later the Russian Federation).

Descriptive Summary

Title
William F. and Harriet Fast Scott Soviet Military Collection
Creator
Scott, William Fontaine, 1919-
Extent
3.9 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Cold war.
Military history.
Propaganda posters
World War, 1939-1945 -- Europe
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by subject and format.
Finding Aid Author
Arranged and described by Stuart Simms
Preferred Citation
2018ms019: [Identification of item], William F. and Harriet Fast Scott Soviet Military Collection, 1926-2003, undated University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
As a prelude to their careers as prominent Sovietologists, William F. and Harriett Fast Scott first began collecting research materials during then-Col. Scott's first assignment as air attaché in Moscow, 1962 through 1964. Both of the Scotts had taken intensive Russian language courses before arriving in Moscow, and this made their purchase of books and journals there and in other cities much easier during their two assignments to Moscow, and during numerous subsequent visits as late as 2002. Through their Soviet contacts they were able to acquire bezplatno materials meant only for internal distribution in the military. Besides these purchases, the collection was boosted by gifts from the Library of Congress and several U.S. defense installations as well as the Scotts' associate and close friend, Gertrude Schroeder Greenslade, who was a Soviet economic expert spending many years researching in Moscow and Eastern Europe.
Soviet military propaganda, much like general Communist Party propaganda, worked to bring together disparate parts of the Soviet Union to work together for a common goal, this goal usually depicted as a defense of socialism against foreign adversaries. Training pieces in this collection were also aimed at this purpose, equalizing the troops and galvanizing them to service in the armed forces. Following the artistic trends of the decades under tenets of state-approved Socialist Realism art, this propaganda serves as a model of that transformation over time.
Scope and Content
The William F. and Harriet Fast Scott Soviet Military Collection (dated 1926-2003, undated; 9 boxes; 3.9 cubic feet) consists of posters, publications, and photographs from the Soviet Union (later the Russian Federation). These materials constitute the rare and unpublished materials associated with the greater Scott Soviet Military Collection held by UK Libraries, which includes over 15,000 print volumes spanning the entirety of the Soviet era. The collection includes poster sets of military propaganda and training materials, Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) Congress reports, and general Soviet propaganda posters and publications. These general materials concern subjects such as children's literature, poster sets detailing facets of communism, school materials, fictional stories and artwork, and photographs of a variety of military commanders emphasizing Marshals Georgy Zhukov, Konstantin Rokossovskii, Nikolai Yakovlev, and Colonel General Pavel Batov. The majority of this collection contains pieces in Russian Cyrillic with some small portions in English and single pieces in French and Mongolian Cyrillic.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Military training, 1937-1985

The Military training series contains poster sets of varying sizes and publications pertaining to military achievements and training of military personnel in the Soviet armed forces. These publications include celebrations of branch histories such as engineering troops and rocket artillery forces; CPSU congress debriefings dealing with military matters; and preparedness posters in case of attacks. Portions also include interesting pieces of children's literature pertaining to military games for children across the Soviet Union, folk literature from the Great Patriotic War, Soviet depictions of the American military, and a book on Stalin and the Red Army from 1937.

Маршалы советского союза--Marshals of the Soviet Union, 1945

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Средстба и способы; противовоздушной; обороны населения--Means and methods of civil air defense, 1958

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Тревдый внутренний порядок: основа жизни войск--Solid internal order: the basis of the life of the troops, 1969

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На страже советского неба--On guarding the Soviet skies, 1970

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Сукопутные воиска--Army troops, 1971

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Психологическая подготовка воина--Psychological preparation of the warrior, 1971

  • Box 1, folder 6
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Сухопутные войска советской державы--Land forces of Soviet power, 1973

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Советские военные связисты--Soviet military communications, 1973

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Разведка в очагакх поражения--Intelligence in focus lessons, 1974

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Советская офицеры-верные сыны народа--Soviet officers-true sons of the people, 1976

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Военно-воздущные силы СССР--Soviet air force (2 copies), 1974

  • Box 2, folder 1
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Действия населения при угрозе напедения противника и по сигналам гржданской обороны --Actions of the population at threat of attack of the opponent and on signals of civil defense, 1975

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Морално-политическая и психоллогическая подготовка воина--Moral-political and psychological training of a warrior, 1975

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Трасса мужества--Route of courage, 1975

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Совиетские инженерные войска--Soviet engineering troops, 1975

  • Box 2, folder 5
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Школа боевой быучки--School of combat training (2 copies), 1976

  • Box 2, folder 6
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Танковые войска советской армии--Tank troops of the Soviet army, 1976

  • Box 2, folder 7
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В дисциплине сила воина--In discipline the strength of a warrior, 1977

  • Box 2, folder 8
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Железнодорожные войска советской армий--Railway troops of the Soviet army, 1977

  • Box 2, folder 9
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Героический путь вооруженных сил СССР--The heroic path of the USSR armed forces, 1978

  • Box 2, folder 10
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Зарница--: всесоюзная пионерская военно спортивная игра--Zarnitsa--: all-union pioneer military sports game, 1980

  • Box 2, folder 11
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За высокую сознательную дисциплину--For high conscious discipline (2 copies), 1981

  • Box 2, folder 12
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Советская воинская дисциплина--Soviet military discipline, 1981

  • Box 2, folder 13
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Высокое призвание советского офицера--High calling of the Soviet officer (two page 1s), 1960s-1970s

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Могучие стратегические: ракетным воискам стратегического назначения вооруженных сил СССР росвиащаедя--Mighty strategy: missile forces of strategic purpose of the Soviet armed forces review, 1960s-1970s

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Армия советская (о боевом пути вооруженных сил СССР)--Soviet army (on the military path of the armed forces of the USSR), 1960s-1970s

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В руководстве КПСС--: источник сили и могучщества советских вооруженных сил--The leadership of the CPSU--:the source of strength and power of Soviet armed forces, 1960s-1970s

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Сталин и красная армия--Stalin and the Red Army, 1937

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Дайчин похорлолийн алдарт хуудас--Glory pages of the comabt friendship (Mongolian), 1969

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Военные заветы В. И. Ленина--The military precepts of V. I. Lenin, 1971

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XXIV Съезд КПСС о повышении боевой готовности вооруженных сил СССР--XXIV Congress of the CPSU on increasing the combat readiness of the armed forces of the USSR, 1972

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100 вопросов 100 ответов--100 questions 100 answers, 1972

  • Box 4, folder 5
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Виды вооруженных сил СССР и их назначение--The armed forces of the USSR and their purpose, 1973

  • Box 4, folder 6
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Вооруженные силы СССР--The armed forces of the USSR, 1975

  • Box 4, folder 7
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Караульная служба--Guard duty (missing portfolio), 1976

  • Box 4, folder 8
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Знать и выполнять требования уставов (Орнаментално текстовые плакаты с будержками из уставов вооруженных сил СССР: албом наглядных пособии: 24 плакатов)--Know and comply with the required statutes (Ornamental text posters with excerpts from the statutes of the armed forces of the USSR: album visual aids: 24 posters), 1977

  • Box 4, folder 9
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Всесоюзная комсомольская военно спортивная игра Орленок--The all-union komsomol military sports-game Eaglet (2 copies), 1978

  • Box 4, folder 10
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Война наредная, священная война--People's war, holy war, 1969

  • Box 5, folder 1
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Normandie-Niemen Tome 1--Normandie-Niemen Book 1 (in French), 1972

  • Box 5, folder 2
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Подвигу жить в веках--A feat for the ages, 1975

  • Box 5, folder 3
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Могучие крылья родины--The mighty wings of the Motherland (missing pieces 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12), 1960s-1970s

  • Box 5, folder 4
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Герои советского союза хабаровского края--Heroes of the Soviet Union Khabarovsk territory, 1968

  • Box 7, folder 1
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Всегда начеку--Always on the lookout, 1969

  • Box 7, folder 2
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Строго хранить государственную и боенную тайну--Strictly keep state and military secrets (missing page 1), 1969

  • Box 7, folder 3
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Комендант новосёлок--Commandant of Novoselok, 1970

  • Box 7, folder 4
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Высокая боевая готовность закон жизни воина--High combat readiness is the law of a warrior's life, 1970

  • Box 7, folder 5
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Двенадцатилетний генерал--The Twelve-year-old General, 1971

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Лицо американской военщины--The face of the Ameican military, 1972

  • Box 7, folder 7
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В бою секунда дорога--In combat the second road, 1973

  • Box 7, folder 8
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С первого быстрела, первого залпа--From the first shot, the first volley, 1974

  • Box 7, folder 9
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Ордена СССР--Orders of the USSR, 1974

  • Box 7, folder 10
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Возьмем винтовки новые--We pick up new rifles, 1974

  • Box 7, folder 11
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Похождения жука-носорога--The adventure of the rhino-beetle, 1971

  • Box 7, folder 12
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Герои советского союза--Heroes of the Soviet Union, 1975

  • Box 7, folder 13
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Ордена и медали СССР--Orders and medals of the USSR, 1975

  • Box 7, folder 14
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Русские полководцы и флотоводцы--Russian commanders and naval commanders, 1975

  • Box 7, folder 15
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Они защищали москву--They defended Moscow, 1975

  • Box 7, folder 16
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К вечному огню--To the eternal flame, 1975

  • Box 7, folder 17
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За оборону сталинграда--For the defense of Stalingrad, 1976

  • Box 7, folder 18
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Золотая сабля командира--The gold sword of the commander (two copies, one with English translation on front and back), 1976

  • Box 7, folder 19
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Полные кавалеры ордена славы--Full cavaliers of the Order of Glory, 1977

  • Box 7, folder 20
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Хорош в строю-силен в бою--Good in formation-strong in battle, 1978

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Полководцы и военачальники: великой отечественной войны--Generals and commanders: the Great Patriotic War, 1985

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Non-military, 1962-1990s

The Non-military series contains a diverse array of publications from the Soviet Union between 1962 to the period following the collapse of the Soviet Union in the 1990s. Pieces include book compilations of children's folktales from the pre-Soviet era, a songbook of 100 famous Russian songs, training manuals for flight crews, pictures from exhibitions about space and space travel, postcards, school materials, and poster sets on Soviet propaganda and party decisions, as well as materials on concepts of scientific communism.

Плакаты страны советов--Posters of the Soviet Union, 1982

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Научный коммунизм--: наглядное посови для шол основ маркцизма-ленинизма в двук выпусках--Scientific communism--: a visual aid for schools of Marxism-Leninism in two editions (missing pages 1 and 12, page 14s), 1971

  • Box 4, folder 11
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Решения XXVII съезда КПСС - В жизнь!--Decisions of the XXVII Congress of the CPSU - In life!, 1986

  • Box 4, folder 12
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Плывёт, плывёт кораблик--Sailing, Sailing ship, 1963

  • Box 5, folder 5
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Soviet Union: 1917. The Great October Socialist Revolution. 1977., 1977

  • Box 5, folder 6
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Научный коммунизм--Scientific communism, 1973

  • Box 6, folder 1
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Сказка о царе салтане--The Tale of Tsar Saltan, 1962

  • Box 8, folder 1
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Миллионер--Millionaire, 1964

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Рисунки с выставки «космос и фантастика»--Pictures from the exhibition space and science fiction, 1966

  • Box 8, folder 3
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Советская авиация--Soviet aircraft, 1970

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Наше государство--Our nation, 1971

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100 русских народных песен и наигрышей--100 Russian folk songs and tunes, 1971

  • Box 8, folder 6
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Физическая подготовка летного состава: Серия из 5 раскладных плакатов--Physical training of the flight crew: Series of 5 folding posters, 1972

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По амуру--On the Amur, 1975

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Герои космоса--Space heroes, 1977

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Контурные карты--Contour maps, 1970s

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Будь готов!--Be ready!, 1982

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To Russia, Love America, 1990s

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Photographs, 1926-2003, undated

The Photograph series contains a wide variety of images from the Soviet era with particular emphasis on specific individuals serving as commanders during the Great Patriotic War (World War II) from 1941-1945. The earliest photographs in this series include a 1926 depiction of Konstantin Rokossovskii in Mongolia and Alexander Yakovlev meeting with other military officers in 1937. Other pieces of this collection include Georgy Zhukov and other high-ranking officers meeting with various officials during the war; celebrations of artillery troops, a photo of Yuri Gagarin and Sergei Korolev the day of Gagarin's first flight into space; photographs from the 50th anniversary of victory in the Great Patriotic War; photographs of Zhukov and Yakovlev in years after the war; and photographs from Zhukov's funeral in 1974.

Ко дню ракетных войск и артиллерии фотоподборка--To the day of rocket troops and artillery pictures (photo sets), 1970

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General Staff of the Red Army (negatives with info sheet), circa 2003

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Yakovlev with an officer, 1937

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Yakovlev with two officers, 1937

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Zhukov portrait, 1939

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Zhukov portrait, 1941

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Marshal Zhukov leading victory parade (negative), 1945

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Rokossovskii at Dauria Station, 1926

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Zhukov at Khalkin Gol, 1939 August 1

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Rokossovskii and Telegin at Stalingrad, 1943 January 1

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Marshal Alexander Vasilevsky, circa 1943

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Marshal Alexander Vasilevsky, circa 1943

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Marshal Zhukov, circa 1943

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Zhukov, Kalinin, and Vasilevsky, 1943

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Marshals Rokossovskii and Zhukov, and General Batov, 1944

  • Box 9, folder 13
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Marshal Yakovlev, 1944

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General Patton with Marshal Zhukov, 1945

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Marshals Govorov, Konev, Rokossovskii, Vasilevskii, and Malenkov on Lenin Mausoleum in Moscow, 1945

  • Box 9, folder 16
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Marshal Montgomery, General Eisenhower, Air Marshal Tedder, and Marshal Zhukov during his visit to Frankfurt, 1945 June 10

  • Box 9, folder 17
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Marshal Rokossovskii and Colonel Generalt Batov, 1945 August 1

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Marshals Rokossovskii and Zhukov, 1945

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Marshals Tedder and Zhukov and General Spaatz toast at Soviet headquarters in Berlin, 1945

  • Box 9, folder 20
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Marshal Zhukov leading victory parade, 1945

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Marshal Zhukov signs the terms of unconditional surrender, 1945

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Soviet western front commanders, 1945

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Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Forces (SHAEF) meeting, 1945 June 10

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Zhukov and Eisenhower salute, circa 1945

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General Batov, circa 1950

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Marshal Yakovlev, circa 1955

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Yuri Gagarin with Sergei Korolev, 1961

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Yakovlev, 1962

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Marshal Yakovlev, 1967

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Yakovlev standing by car, 1967

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Marshal Zhukov in conversation, 1967

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Marshal Yakovlev in conversation, circa 1972

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Marshal Yakovlev with son, circa 1972

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Funeral of Marshal Zhukov, 1974 June 1

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Funeral of Marshal Zhukov, 1974 June 1

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Funeral procession of Marshal Zhukov with pallbearers Marshal Grechko, and Politburo members Syslov, Brezhnev, amd Podgornii, 1974 June 1

  • Box 9, folder 37
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Unveiling of the Zhukov monument on Manezhnaya Square, 1995 May 8

  • Box 9, folder 38
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Cossacks at the military parade, 1995 May 9

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Soviet veterans forming for parade in Red Square, 1995 May 9

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Group of Soviet soldiers, undated

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Lidia Zakharova Lt. Med. Sluzba, undated

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Marshal Yakovlev in front of statue, undated

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Marshal Zhukov, undated

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Marshal Zhukov with camera, undated

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Soviet officers meeting, undated

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