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The Wedding scene in the Deer Hunter and the community attending that wedding wasnt a Russian emigre community but the Lemko community. The Lemko people are on the triangulation of 3 counties ie Poland Slovakia and Ukraine and nowhere near Russia although the Lemko community has historically been Russophile it’s not pro Communist /Soviet Union .It’s quite ...


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If you haven't read Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, I would highly recommend him. While not exclusively about WWII his books discuss WWII soviet soldiers both during the war and what they faced after the war. Solzhenitsyn especially focuses on after WWII and those who didn't fit neatly back into Soviet Union. Solzhenitsyn himself was a WWII soldier who followed ...


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There are some good descriptions, but mainly in Russian fiction and memoirs, for example: Vasili Grossman, Life and fate (there is an English translation), Victor Astafiev, The Cursed and the Slain, Also the memoirs of Lev Kopelev, and short stories of Vasil Bykov. There is also a very high quality, realistic movie: Torpedo bombers (Торпедоносцы) (can be ...


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This answer is based on the assumption that the OP is referring to the HBO miniseries Catherine the Great and, more specifically, the following segment of the script: [Catherine:] But in these more enlightened times, I believe we need laws that everyone respects and obeys. The rich and the powerful, as well as the poor and dispossessed. And so ...


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By "present" i understand you mean stationing in peace time. There were obviously many times foreign troops entered the Commonwealth for military campaigns or possibly raiding. Sometimes it's not even obvious whether we talk about stationing or campaigning as 18th century Commonwealth was sometimes called "Open Inn", throughout which the foreign troops moved ...


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