Friday, 27 March 2015

Brest Fortress: Geopolitics Lessons from a Regimental Orphan









3/27/2015

Brest Fortress: Geopolitics Lessons from a Regimental Orphan

By J.Hawk





White Tiger is not the first Russian film to predict the coming of war in Eastern Europe. Brest Fortress did it as early as 2010. The movie itself tells, through the eyes and narration of Sasha Akimov, an orphan assigned to the 333rd Rifle Regiment of the Red Army which formed the fortress garrison (character based on real-life Petya Klypa), the story of the heroic defense of that obsolete fortress. It is a somewhat fictionalized version (though the characters mostly bear the names of actual Red Army soldiers who ...read more



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