T-34 TANK
HISTORY MUSEUM
State budgetary institution of culture of Moscow
Moscow region, Mytishchi district, p/o Marfino, village Sholokhovo, house 89A,
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ALTHOUGH THEY WERE NOT EVEN 25, THEY HAD A HARD WAY TO MAKE

ALTHOUGH THEY WERE NOT EVEN 25, THEY HAD A HARD WAY TO MAKE

Fathers and sons from Russian families went to fight in the Great Patriotic War. Mothers, wives and sisters left at home were eagerly awaiting any news from the fronts. Having received a letter, they rejoiced and wept at the same time… They reverently kept these letters as the pieces of memory of those who had survived and who had fallen.
Letters from Dmitry Kabanov, First Sergeant of the Guards, are of special interest among all letters from tankmen in the collection of T-34 Tank History Museum. His sister Natalia had been keeping these letters for many decades. Now we experience some special feeling when we read his stories from the frontline, from the hospital, from the tank plant where his crew received new T-34s.
All his letters start with one and the same phrase: “I’m alive and well.” During the war the hope to meet again was the key aspect of these simple and commonplace words.
Internet exhibition dedicated to Dmitry Kabanov and his letters from the front is represented on the Internet Exhibitions page of the Russian version of the Museum’s website at museum-t-34.ru:

http://museum-t-34.ru/%D0%B8%D0%BD%D1%82%D0%B5%D1%80%D0%BD%D0%B5%D1%82-%D0%B2%D1%8B%D1%81%D1%82%D0%B0%D0%B2%D0%BA%D0%B8/

The exhibition can be familiarized with until the end of September 2018.