Michael Arditti

Propaganda from the Russian Front: The People Immortal, by Vasily Grossman, reviewed

Grossman was a correspondent for the military newspaper Red Star when he wrote the first novel of his celebrated trilogy

Vasily Grossman with the Red Army in Schwerin, Germany, in 1945. [Alamy]

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