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Russian Ministry of Defense Released Historical Records On The Yalta Conference (Photos)

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Russian Ministry of Defense Released Historical Records On The Yalta Conference (Photos)

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On January 31st, the Russian Ministry of Defense released more historical records from World War II, regarding what exactly transpired at the Yalta Conference.

In early February 1945, a meeting of the heads of countries of the anti-Hitler coalition was held in Yalta, at which key decisions were made on the principles of interaction between states in the postwar period.

At the end of January 1945, the forces of the Black Sea Fleet began a comprehensive preparation for holding the most important historical event in the Crimea, liberated from Nazi occupation – a conference of the heads of state of the anti-Hitler coalition.

The organization of ensuring the security of the historic meeting of the leaders of the Allied countries during the war, in the territory where bloody battles were still taking place, required serious preparatory work, and not only towards the restoration of the urban landscape and infrastructure.

A lot of people, headquarters, special forces of various types and arms were involved in establishing reliable communications, clearing coastline, protecting the sky, land and sea near Yalta, organizing celebrations in honor of the arrival of the high-ranking guests.

From the documents it becomes known that during the preparation the city of Yalta itself, its environment, the city port, the waters of Yalta and Sevastopol were turned into an impregnable fortress.

All the forces of the Black Sea fleet, including ships, aircraft, air defense systems and, in particular, communications units, carefully organized the interaction with each other and with the incoming allied escort forces.

Significant forces were deployed to the area to strengthen the coastal defense in the Yalta region, to protect against possible enemy attacks from the sea and from the air, as evidenced by the declassified combat directives of the headquarters of the Black Sea Fleet.

Russian Ministry of Defense Released Historical Records On The Yalta Conference (Photos)

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Russian Ministry of Defense Released Historical Records On The Yalta Conference (Photos)

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“To strengthen the coastal defense of Yalta, relocate and install in the Simeiz region a 76-mm battery of the 386th Separate Red Banner Marine Battalion … To prevent a sudden attack by the enemy from the sea in the area of the Main Base, – organize long-range marine patrol consisting of two submarines “, the documents read.

Of particular note are the estimates of the radio exchange between the Russian, British and American sailors, which were given in the report by the chief of communications of the Black Sea Fleet Rear Admiral Gromov.

“The radio exchange between the Black Sea Fleet’s communications center with American and English ships was insignificant, but it should be noted: … for American ships – … noteworthy knowledge and ability to use Russian combinations… liberty while speaking on the air and an abundance of speech,” the Rear Admiral recorded.

“For English ships: – … exceptional clarity of work on the key issues… exceptional brevity in the application of the international code,” said the commander.

For example, another one of the published documents contained a combat order to eliminate a potential adversary in the area of ​​the conference. The southern Air Force group was ordered to destroy enemy aircraft on their own.

“According to the current operational situation at the Black Sea Theater, enemy military aircraft may raid on our airfields, ships and ports of the southern coast of Crimea. The air units of military aviation are covered by air defense and the air forces of the Black Sea Fleet. The southern coast of Crimea is reinforced by fighter aircraft and anti-aircraft artillery,” the document reads.

Russian Ministry of Defense Released Historical Records On The Yalta Conference (Photos)

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Russian Ministry of Defense Released Historical Records On The Yalta Conference (Photos)

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Among the declassified documents is also a report of the squadron commander, Vice Admiral Gorshkov. In it, he instructs his subordinates to work out everything from organizing fireworks to etiquette in dealing with foreigners.

The Ministry of Defense also collected rare photographs, for example, the arrival of Winston Churchill at the summit and pictures from joint cultural events.

Russian Ministry of Defense Released Historical Records On The Yalta Conference (Photos)

Winston Churchill while the British national anthem plays. Click to see full-size image

Russian Ministry of Defense Released Historical Records On The Yalta Conference (Photos)

British Field Marshal Alan Brooke and Field Marshal Harold Alexander. Click to see full-size image

Russian Ministry of Defense Released Historical Records On The Yalta Conference (Photos)

US sailors boarding the Black Sea Fleet cruiser. Click to see full-size image

Russian Ministry of Defense Released Historical Records On The Yalta Conference (Photos)

At the aerodrome, featuring Poland’s “favourite diplomat” Vyacheslav Molotov. Click to see full-size image

Russian Ministry of Defense Released Historical Records On The Yalta Conference (Photos)

Winston Churchill’s arrival in Crimea. Click to see full-size image

Russian Ministry of Defense Released Historical Records On The Yalta Conference (Photos)

Vyacheslav Molotov, Winston Churchill and US President Franklin Roosevelt. Click to see full-size image

Russian Ministry of Defense Released Historical Records On The Yalta Conference (Photos)

US President Franklin Roosevelt. Click to see full-size image

Russian Ministry of Defense Released Historical Records On The Yalta Conference (Photos)

Poland’s “favourite diplomat” Vyacheslav Molotov with US President Franklin Roosevelt. Click to see full-size image

Russian Ministry of Defense Released Historical Records On The Yalta Conference (Photos)

Vyacheslav Molotov at the city pier. Click to see full-size image

Russian Ministry of Defense Released Historical Records On The Yalta Conference (Photos)

Address by Winston Churchill. Click to see full-size image

HINT: Even more photographs can be found on the Russian MoD website, simply scroll to the very bottom of the page.

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  • Z.P.

    In 1945 Stalin was seen as anything but “allay” by Churchill and Roosevelt.
    Specially by Churchill.
    If those 2 only could chose they would choose Hitler to Stalin and not in 1945 only but in 1940 as well.
    Russians (even Putin) had illusion for long time that Anglo-Saxon animosity is related to Russia communist past and was turned against Russia because US&UK are still stuck in the Cold War past.
    But they were wrong!
    Then Putin understood that US & UK objective after collapse of USSR stays exactly the same:
    To collapse Russia as well!

    • Dick Von Dast’Ard

      What U.S./UK have always wanted and aspired towards is Russia and it’s resources in a “free” world… Meaning free for them to exploit both land and people.

  • Z.P.

    Russia has only China as true allay.
    They do not need any other allay than that.
    US and their UK and other stooges have made strategic mistake by hating Russia so much.That will completely change the usual trajectory of history that has lasted for centuries.

    The so called “1st world” will be completely kicked out of their front seat. Make room for China, Russia and India ex-“1st world” !

    • Kananda

      1st whoś mistake is, that no country want to be an ally of russia?

      2nd china never was, is not and never will be ally of russia. china want far east od russia.

      • 1. Russia has many allies. America has none. Only slaves and vassals.
        2. Total nonsense.

        • Kananda

          Which cointries are Russia´s allies? Also Kremlin never named any country as allied.

          • I see you have problem with english:
            Ally, noun, plural al·lies.
            a person, group, or nation that is associated with another or others for some common cause or purpose:
            a person who associates or cooperates with another; supporter.

            So russian allies/friends are China, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia etc etc… no country in the world today has formal military alliances except the US with their pathetic vassals. Even America has no formal military alliance with their ‘strategic ally’ Israel. So your entire ‘argument’ is just nonsense.

          • Kananda

            Syria? which syria? the by russian divided?
            Belarus IS not friend.
            Venezuela also not.
            Cuba hates russia, bevause russians betrayed them.
            Kazakhstan just now turns back to russia, declines azbuka.
            Armania, maybe.

            You named few, very few loser, poor countires. thats all?

      • Z.P.

        “ś”?!
        So you are excrement from Poland or Ukraine?!
        You have never heard of “Shanghai Cooperation Organisation” retard?
        Never heard Russia and China have close military cooperation?!?
        What planet are you from?!
        Here 2 YEARS OLD article
        “Increased Chinese and Russian Military Cooperation Threatens U.S. Interests”
        https://news.usni.org/2017/03/20/report-increased-china-russia-military-cooperation-threatens-u-s-interests-china-russia-growing-closer-militarily-series-increasingly-complex-military-exercises-sales
        “Russia and China “deepen” military ties as they challenge U.S”
        https://www.newsweek.com/china-russia-military-reach-new-heights-together-agree-challenge-us-middle-899689

        • Kananda

          SCO is chinese project. And russia is chinas slave here.

          Look, how many tens of thousands forests cut chinese in tayga? In Siberia is as big tragedy as in Amazonia. In russian dalnyj wostok there are already millions of chinese. china will fight for Amur and south sachalin.

          in 50ties was bigger friendship between china and ussr. how ended?
          you are an educated russian guy. think also! dont trust china.

  • John Wallace

    Went to Lavidia Palace just outside Yalta around 2002 . Wax works of Stalin , Roosevelt and Churchill in one room . Stalin was quite short. Wax works of the Czar and his family in large room. This Palace was the Czar’s winter place of Residence .

  • Keep it Real

    The UK and the USA have only one goal and they succeeded in it! Divide Germany and Russia!

    • Z.P.

      “Germany down and Russia out!” (of Europe) were exact words.
      To separate Germany from Russia was not so difficult.
      To go on the stage 2 plan is problem.
      Since plan 2 has grown into revival of (German) invasion of Russia but this time by NATO instead of Germans.

  • All three were scumbags.