Photograph of Anatoly Muzhikov as a young soldier
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Soviet veteran: 'I felt all the harshness of the battle'

Anatoly Muzhikov was a Soviet soldier during the Second World War and fought outside Leningrad against the Germans.

He felt "all the harshness of the battle", despite fighting there only for a few days.

Mr Muzikov says he signed up upon learning Russia entered the war and survived until peace was declared.

  • 08 May 2015
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