the Motherland Calls, which commemorates the Battle of Stalingrad.
The photograph was taken sometime around 1964. The statue wasn't officially dedicated until three years later.
Harijs must have been on leave when this picture was taken--he was stationed in Brest, Belarus during his time in the army.
Soviet Army Christmas and New Year cards and photos
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