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21 January 2012: Mariya Oktyabrskaya

21 Jan
T 34 au musée des blindés de Saumur - T34/85

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Today I learnt about a Soviet woman Mariya Oktyabrskaya. Her husband was killed in WWII. Maria then donated her life savings for building a T-34 tank. In spring of 1943 she learnt how to operate the tank in Omsk, and in autumn she started fighting the Nazis. In January 1944 she was wounded and died two months later. I am deeply grateful for all women and men who fought for our life and freedom.

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