Natalia Fedorovna Bode, born 1914 in Kiev to a family of teachers, she was always fascinated by photography. At the age of 20 she became a photographer for the newspaper “Communist”. She then married Boris Kozyukov, a photojournalist, and 2 years before the war gave birth to a son.
Taking photos of parades, ceremonies, prominent party members, crop yields and rural life became normal for her. But she wanted more. She wanted to photograph the war, and take photos that would later be recognized as brilliant.
After 22 June, 1941 her life dramatically changed. During the early days of the war her husband dies and Natalia, leaving her young son to her parents who fled Kiev soon before its occupation, volunteers as a frontline photographer.
She worked for the frontline newspaper “Red Army” and photographed some of the biggest military operations within the Southwestern Front, along with virtually all the major battles and daily life on the Central Front and 1st Belorussian Front.
Her photos were predominantly printed in national newspapers including Pravda and Red Star, the magazine Ogoniok and the foreign press through the Soviet Information Bureau. She earned the rank of Lieutenant by the end of the war.
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Landon and Barack kick it in the White House
It was all about Los Angeles at the White House this afternoon. The LA Galaxy and LA Kings were in America’s capital getting recognition as the 2012 MLS Cup champions and Stanley Cup Champions, respectively.
self-imposed soccer exilesabbatical from the game has grown tiresome, but with the US playing Mexico tonight at the Azteca, Obama asked Landon, “You wanna take Air Force One to Mexico City? We can still make it. Just say the word.” Landon politely declined, which prompted Barack Obama to pick up the ball and get on Air Force One to put the team on his back.* [*that 2nd part may or may not have happened]