Soviet soldiers who committed suicide to avoid being captured by the Germans.
This event Luban offensive to break through the siege of Leningrad (January 7 – April 30, 1942) – After a failed offensive of the Soviet troops and their environment Germans carried out the operation on the Volkhov to destroy the pocket of the 2nd Shock Army (settlements Meat Bor, Spasskaya Polist, Footbridge ).
Signature avatar under the photo in the German language “The tragedy in the swamp. Russian soldier shot himself because of the fear of captivity, or he could not live in such poverty and distress”.
Photography Location: Leningrad region