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   The city that was Tsaritsyn for a long time, then Stalingrad, then Volgograd, is once again Stalingrad, but only for 5 days a year

31 Jan 2013 01:28 PM   |   4579 clicks   |   Yahoo
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Krymson Tyde     
And it's nobody's business but the Russians.

31 Jan 2013 11:33 AM
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brap    [TotalFark]  

31 Jan 2013 11:56 AM
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nekom    [TotalFark]  
To be fair, it was a pretty damned epic battle.  Hard to imagine an allied victory in WW2 without the Soviets.

31 Jan 2013 11:57 AM
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Slaxl    [TotalFark]  

nekom: To be fair, it was a pretty damned epic battle.  Hard to imagine an allied victory in WW2 without the Soviets.


Now you've done it. Listen... you hear that? Thats the sound of 800 comments coming, debating the role of each individual nation on both sides of the conflict. And none of them right.

31 Jan 2013 12:20 PM
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Zombie DJ     
"Those cannot be your only shoes. What am I saying? It's Russia. People probably come from miles around just to get their picture taken in those. "

31 Jan 2013 12:38 PM
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Darth_Lukecash    [TotalFark]  

nekom: To be fair, it was a pretty damned epic battle.  Hard to imagine an allied victory in WW2 without the Soviets.


They were the ones who saved us from the Nazi.

Or perhaps Hitler was trying to save us from Stalin!

Did ya ever think of that, history?? Huh?

31 Jan 2013 12:45 PM
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xanadian    [TotalFark]  

Krymson Tyde: And it's nobody's business but the Russians.


*shakes tiny fist*

31 Jan 2013 01:03 PM
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Lionel Mandrake    [TotalFark]  
www.acus.org

Eine zweite Chance!  Vorwärts nach Stalingrad!  Marschieren!!

31 Jan 2013 01:18 PM
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Ow! That was my feelings!     
Man, I bet that is an ugly city today. Completely destroyed in WWII and rebuilt in the Soviet 'style'.

31 Jan 2013 01:34 PM
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WordsnCollision     

nekom: To be fair, it was a pretty damned epic battle.  Hard to imagine an allied victory in WW2 without the Soviets.


www.military-art.com

/nyet-nyet Soviet

31 Jan 2013 01:34 PM
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ha-ha-guy     

Ow! That was my feelings!: Man, I bet that is an ugly city today. Completely destroyed in WWII and rebuilt in the Soviet 'style'.


Russia has nice looking cities?

/I mean they have some nice individual buildings
//Kiev is nice enough I guess

31 Jan 2013 01:36 PM
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khitsicker     

Slaxl: nekom: To be fair, it was a pretty damned epic battle.  Hard to imagine an allied victory in WW2 without the Soviets.

Now you've done it. Listen... you hear that? Thats the sound of 800 comments coming, debating the role of each individual nation on both sides of the conflict. And none of them right.


kinda like The Stigg and ducks.

31 Jan 2013 01:37 PM
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nekulor     

Zombie DJ: "Those cannot be your only shoes. What am I saying? It's Russia. People probably come from miles around just to get their picture taken in those. "


Thanks for that, Sterling.

31 Jan 2013 01:38 PM
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strangeguitar    [TotalFark]  
Better tell Mr. Hilter.

/not much fun in Stalingrad, no.

31 Jan 2013 01:38 PM
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Ow! That was my feelings!     

ha-ha-guy: Ow! That was my feelings!: Man, I bet that is an ugly city today. Completely destroyed in WWII and rebuilt in the Soviet 'style'.

Russia has nice looking cities?

/I mean they have some nice individual buildings
//Kiev is nice enough I guess



Never been, but I doubt it. Kiev is in the Ukraine.  Accidently refered to a Ukrainenian(sp) girl as Russian once, oh boy did she get pissed.

31 Jan 2013 01:40 PM
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brandied     
Well, Istanbul was once Constantinople...

31 Jan 2013 01:42 PM
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Decillion     
Stop changing city names Russia! It gets confusing when I'm making plans to never visit you.

31 Jan 2013 01:44 PM
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Magorn    [TotalFark]  

nekom: To be fair, it was a pretty damned epic battle.  Hard to imagine an allied victory in WW2 without the Soviets.


Without the Soviets? Easy.  Stalin was incredibly incompetent in matters of strategy and his pruges of the his officer corps left him with a nigh-incompetent fighting force at the beginning of the war.   Without Russia?  No chance.  The landmass and population Mother Russia was a great black hole that sucked in the entire Wehrmacht and bogged it down, and Old Man Winter in all its Russian glory was the executioner.

31 Jan 2013 01:45 PM
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Ow! That was my feelings!     

brandied: Well, Istanbul was once Constantinople...



Link

31 Jan 2013 01:48 PM
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Ishkur    [TotalFark]  

Ow! That was my feelings!: Man, I bet that is an ugly city today. Completely destroyed in WWII and rebuilt in the Soviet 'style'.


Brutalism everywhere.

Just in case the Germans try to invade again.

31 Jan 2013 01:48 PM
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loki see loki do     
Why'd they change it? I can't say.

31 Jan 2013 01:51 PM
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xooxox     
Anybody mention that even old New York was once New Amsterdam?

/maybe they liked it better that way.

31 Jan 2013 01:52 PM
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HenryFnord    [TotalFark]  
pop quiz, what's 1+1+4?

31 Jan 2013 01:53 PM
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d23    [TotalFark]  
What?  No "Istanbul not Constantinople" references yet?

You're failing, Fark.

snark

31 Jan 2013 01:53 PM
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d23    [TotalFark]  

HenryFnord: pop quiz, what's 1+1+4?


It's 5 according to the AP style manual and that's the story I am sticking to.

31 Jan 2013 01:54 PM
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Lionel Mandrake    [TotalFark]  

d23: What?  No "Istanbul not Constantinople" references yet?

You're failing, Fark.

snark


Did you miss the very first thing typed in this thread?

31 Jan 2013 01:55 PM
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johnryan51    [TotalFark]  
80% of the boys born in 1923 were gone at wars end. Wow, that is unbelievable.

31 Jan 2013 01:55 PM
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SuperChuck     

Krymson Tyde: And it's nobody's business but the Russians.


My favorite version

31 Jan 2013 01:55 PM
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d23    [TotalFark]  

Lionel Mandrake: d23: What?  No "Istanbul not Constantinople" references yet?

You're failing, Fark.

snark

Did you miss the very first thing typed in this thread?


did you miss the word "snark?"

31 Jan 2013 01:56 PM
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AbiNormal     
0363a8f.netsolhost.com

31 Jan 2013 01:57 PM
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HenryFnord    [TotalFark]  

d23: HenryFnord: pop quiz, what's 1+1+4?

It's 5 according to the AP style manual and that's the story I am sticking to.


Given that the Battle of Stalingrad was fought between July 42 and Feb 43, where does 9 May come in as anything other than an additional day?

31 Jan 2013 01:57 PM
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Snapper Carr    [TotalFark]  

Ow! That was my feelings!: brandied: Well, Istanbul was once Constantinople...


Link




Link

31 Jan 2013 01:58 PM
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meade2001     
"Lenin was better"

/meh

31 Jan 2013 01:59 PM
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cgraves67     

HenryFnord: pop quiz, what's 1+1+4?


I guess I didn't grasp that May 9 Victory Day and the battle commemoration day were not the same day.

/subby, owning it

31 Jan 2013 02:00 PM
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rufus-t-firefly     

Ow! That was my feelings!: Man, I bet that is an ugly city today. Completely destroyed in WWII and rebuilt in the Soviet 'style'.


No, city builds YOU.

31 Jan 2013 02:00 PM
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ha-ha-guy     

Ow! That was my feelings!: Never been, but I doubt it. Kiev is in the Ukraine.  Accidently refered to a Ukrainenian(sp) girl as Russian once, oh boy did she get pissed.


It was Soviet though and had its post war rebuilding done by the Soviets though.

31 Jan 2013 02:00 PM
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meade2001     
upload.wikimedia.org

Whoops! I was meant to be in the previous comment.

31 Jan 2013 02:00 PM
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All2morrowsparTs     

Slaxl: nekom: To be fair, it was a pretty damned epic battle.  Hard to imagine an allied victory in WW2 without the Soviets.

Now you've done it. Listen... you hear that? Thats the sound of 800 comments coming, debating the role of each individual nation on both sides of the conflict. And none of them right.


If it wasn't for Luxemborg...

31 Jan 2013 02:01 PM
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Arkanaut     
St. Petersburg (no, not the one in Florida) is still part of surrounded by Leningrad oblast.

31 Jan 2013 02:02 PM
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CygnusDarius     
Only the Mongols are allowed to successfully invade Russia in winter. Everyone else can fark right off.

31 Jan 2013 02:03 PM
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CygnusDarius     

AbiNormal: [0363a8f.netsolhost.com image 600x450]


russian female soldiers versus female idf troops.

battlefield: bathtub full of honey

weapon of choice:

31 Jan 2013 02:04 PM
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ikonoqlast     
Germany never had a chance to winn WWII, even without the USSR.  No matter what, by Aug 1945 the US/UK have nuclear weapons.

31 Jan 2013 02:06 PM
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cgraves67     

All2morrowsparTs: Slaxl: nekom: To be fair, it was a pretty damned epic battle.  Hard to imagine an allied victory in WW2 without the Soviets.

Now you've done it. Listen... you hear that? Thats the sound of 800 comments coming, debating the role of each individual nation on both sides of the conflict. And none of them right.

If it wasn't for Luxemborg...


The Nukaluk tribe in the remote highlands of Papua-New Guinea were vital to the Allies victory. They ate a lot of Japanese pilots. Sure, they ate some Americans and Australians too. But they ate more Japanese, and without that effort, the Japanese would own San Francisco.

31 Jan 2013 02:07 PM
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Lionel Mandrake    [TotalFark]  

d23: Lionel Mandrake: d23: What?  No "Istanbul not Constantinople" references yet?

You're failing, Fark.

snark

Did you miss the very first thing typed in this thread?

did you miss the word "snark?"


You need to work on your snark-foo.

31 Jan 2013 02:08 PM
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Harry Freakstorm    [TotalFark]  
I was at the war memorial in Stalingrad and some guy asked me to take his photo in front of it. He was a grizzly old Russian. i guess he was a soldier or conscript. Anyhow, he was in the frame but kind of blurry so I asked him to take one step back. As soon as he did, some old commissar appeared and shot him.

But it was a hell of a great photo.

31 Jan 2013 02:08 PM
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Lionel Mandrake    [TotalFark]  

CygnusDarius: AbiNormal: [0363a8f.netsolhost.com image 600x450]

russian female soldiers versus female idf troops.

battlefield: bathtub full of honey

weapon of choice:

  My penis

31 Jan 2013 02:09 PM
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SuperChuck     

ikonoqlast: Germany never had a chance to winn WWII, even without the USSR.  No matter what, by Aug 1945 the US/UK have nuclear weapons.


But without the Russians taking up the majority of Germany's attention, and therefore industrial capacity, maybe the Germans have nuclear weapons sooner.

31 Jan 2013 02:10 PM
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vice_magnet     
Eh, just call it Kingstown already.

31 Jan 2013 02:11 PM
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Odd Bird     
This is not Kiev
This is not Leningrad
This is STALINGRAD, it carries the name of the Boss.

www.chamberofreviews.com

31 Jan 2013 02:12 PM
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cgraves67     
I'm just shocked the Russians haven't changed Moscow to Putingrad yet.

31 Jan 2013 02:13 PM
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