Imperial Russian Army - Field cap with classic oval cockade. Field tunic has 4 slightly asymmetric buttons and breast pockets with shallow scallops. Shoulder boards have no rank insignia which indicates a rank of private. The boards also may be numbered "91" which may suggest he is enlisted with the "91st Dvinsk Infantry Regiment". WW1.
In February of 1943, a Soviet soldier stands guard behind a captured German soldier. Months after being encircled by the Soviets in Stalingrad, the remnants of the German Sixth Army surrendered, after fierce fighting and starvation had already claimed the lives of some 200,000.