In the Clubhouse of the 31st detached motor transport battalion.
In the Clubhouse of the 31st detached motor transport battalion.

On the left – the deputy political instructor Ivan Grashchenkov (1914-1941).

On the right – private soldier Vitaly Yakovlev (1915-1941), a participant of the defence of the Brest Fortress, died in captivity. Photo, 1941.

Dwelling houses at the Kobrin fortification of the Brest Fortress. Photo, the 1930s.
Dwelling houses at the Kobrin fortification of the Brest Fortress. Photo, the 1930s.
Political studies in the reconnaissance detachment of the 447th artillery corps. Photo, 1940.
Political studies in the reconnaissance detachment of the 447th artillery corps. Photo, 1940.

Classes are being conducted by the political instructor of the battery Kats. Fate is unknown.

Soldiers of the 447th artillery corps regiment doing morning exercises. Pre-war photo.
Soldiers of the 447th artillery corps regiment doing morning exercises. Pre-war photo.

In the first row, second from the right, Anatoly Migalov (1919-1985), a participant in the fights at the territory of Brest. Lived in Kirov region, Russia.

Surnames of the others are not identified.

Mikhail Gavrilkin and his daughter Dina are angling.
Mikhail Gavrilkin and his daughter Dina are angling.

M.N. Gavrilkin (1909-1980) in June, 1941, 3rd class military physician, head of the medical unit of the 125th rifle regiment, was fighting in the area of dwelling houses. Photo, 1940.

A border-guard squad of the 15th frontier outpost before leaving for the border patrol. Pre-war photo.
A border-guard squad of the 15th frontier outpost before leaving for the border patrol. Pre-war photo.
Tactical exercises at one of the frontier outposts. Photo, 1940.
Tactical exercises at one of the frontier outposts. Photo, 1940.
Scheme of deployment of the Red Army units in the Brest Fortress the day before the war.
Scheme of deployment of the Red Army units in the Brest Fortress the day before the war.
Wehrmacht map. Positions of the Wehrmacht troops of the army group «The Centre» (in blue) in the area of Brest on the evening of the 21st of June 1941.
Wehrmacht map. Positions of the Wehrmacht troops of the army group «The Centre» (in blue) in the area of Brest on the evening of the 21st of June 1941.
15 minutes before the Wehrmacht assault on the fortress. The headquarters of Guderian’s 2nd Panzer Division on the bank of the Bug River, north of Brest. June 22, 1941.
15 minutes before the Wehrmacht assault on the fortress. The headquarters of Guderian’s 2nd Panzer Division on the bank of the Bug River, north of Brest. June 22, 1941.
The assault on the Brest-Litovsk Fortress. June 22, 1941.
The assault on the Brest-Litovsk Fortress. June 22, 1941.

A map from the book «Mein Weg mit der 45. Infanterie Division» by Rudolf Gschöpf. Austria, Linz, 1955.

A Wehrmacht assault group of the 45th infantry division is crossing the Western Bug River on June 22, 1941.
A Wehrmacht assault group of the 45th infantry division is crossing the Western Bug River on June 22, 1941.