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From a Russian Perspective

What was the experience soldiers in the Soviet occupation force took home of their time in Vienna?

Some insights can be gained from the memories of the former Deputy City Commandant of Vienna, Colonel Grigoriy M. Savenok, published in Moscow in 1961, and from the former City Commandant, Lieutenant-General Aleksey V. Blagodatov, who shortly before his death recalled his days in Vienna in an interview he gave the Austrian journalist Hugo Portisch.