Very interesting how central hope was in the conflict for the soviets, and this is reflected in the culture of the war period. For a people who had lost everything, love for one another was for many one of the only things they had left. And they used this to drive them to fight back and eventually achieve victory
I think this is my favorite comment of the semester so far!
You found some great sources again, some very eye opening sources. There are always pictures of the evil of Germany, but this is new to me to see Russia as something beautiful and innocent.