[Above: These volunteer formations were amongst the first volunteers to join with the Axis after Operation Barbarossa. Here an instructor shows recruits how to work a Soviet DT light machine gun.]

[Above: Russian volunteer cavalrymen on patrol watched by local peasants.]

[Above: Russian volunteers serving with the Wehrmacht. Note the huge eagle and swastika patches on the front of their winter caps!]

[Above: This is at Dabendorf, the school of the POA/ROA, 1943.]

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[Above: Recruits learn compass reading and navigation.]

[Above: POA/ROA officers pose for a group shot outside an officers school.]

[Above: General Feodor Trukhin.]

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[Above: POA/ROA volunteers in Prague, May 1945.]

[Above: POA/ROA translator school. Note the translator band on their right arms beneath their bicept.]

[Above: A highly decorated Russian volunteer.]

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[Above: These young Russian volunteers are all holding panzerfaust rocket launchers! 'Panzerfaust' means 'Ironfist'.]

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[Above: Circa 1944.]

[Above: Russian Guard Corps pose with Greek Orthodox Catholic priest.]

[Above: A female in POA/ROA service chatting with civilians.]

[Above: POA/ROA volunteers during an exercize.]

[Above: A young POA/ROA volunteer talks with a military police officer.]

[Above: A young POA/ROA volunteer with two Eastern Peoples Bravery and Merit Awards. One in Silver and one in Bronze.]

[Above: POA/ROA volunteers.]

[Above: POA/ROA volunteer.]

[Above: Russian volunteers in camp take a moment out for festivities and song.]

[Above: European brotherhood. German, Finnish and Russian soldiers waiting for action. September 17, 1941.]

[Above: Notice the Russian boys in the background probably employed as guides or in a variety of other tasks. The Germans employed massive amounts of Russian labor, in many areas in the East the economies bustled for literally the first times ever.]

[Above: Volunteers from the Eastern Battalion being given awards, Winter 1943.]