Reconnaissance platoon that captured the Reichstag

Reconnaissance platoon that captured the Reichstag

Reconnaissance platoon of the 674 Infantry Regiment 150 th Infantry Division of Idritsa of the Red Army. In the foreground – Private Gregory Bulatov. It is believed that he first hoisted the red flag on the Reichstag. However, the official version of the distribution was received that the first was the famous Mikhail Yegorov and Meliton Kantaria.

Also in the photo: a leather jacket and cap platoon commander Lieutenant Semyon Sorokin, on the left at the edge of the Order of the Patriotic War Sergeant Victor Provorotov, behind Bulatov (from the stock) is Staff Sergeant Ivan Lysenko, the extreme right (with a flashlight on the jacket) Stepan Oreshko.

 

 

Photography Location: Berlin, Germany
Time taken: May 1945
Author: Alexander Kapustiansky

In : 1945

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