That however was not because russian commanders were dumb or clumsy as many would have it, they just had loads of men and didnt value their lives one bit.
Apropos...interesting link: vojnik.org/en/3
A judgement about who was best in WWII, from Russians no less! ;)
Speaks Daniil Granin (born in 1919), who spent 3 years in the blockading (by German and Finnish troops) Leningrad:
«The Germans fought better, much better than our soldiers. Moreover - we`ve managed to win that war only by human flesh!»...
The author of several military and patriotic novels, Vasiljev tells:
«We`ve managed to win the war by chance, absolutely...
The late Viktor Astafjev was on the Soviet-German front all the war long, 1941-1945:
«The Germans fought much, much better - in all respects! The Communists chose to shed rivers of the Russian blood literally in order to win the War. The Soviets won over Germany only by their extreme brutality and inhumanity!»