Red Army man Mikhail Usachev leaves his autograph on the Reichstag wall

Red Army man Mikhail Usachev

Red Army soldier Mikhail Usachev leaves his autograph on the wall of the Reichstag.

Mikhail Philippovich Usachev about this episode:
“On this memorable day – May 9, 1945 – I approached the Reichstag. The wall was already painted by fellow soldiers-winners. I took a piece of plaster and on the free space on the wall and wrote: “May 9, 1945. Usachev”.
I did not know that I was photographed. Only after twenty-one years I saw myself in the picture …”



Location: Berlin, Germany
Date: May 9, 1945
Photo by Anatoly Morozov

In : 1945

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