>>96274803>>96275375>it's a "vatniks think the Soviets won on their own" episode
Two words: Lend-Lease. Even if the Germans wouldn't have rolled them over had they not been distracted by the TWO full-fledged Allied assaults to the south and west (they would have), the Soviets wouldn't have been able to last. Even with the countless tons of small arms, ammunition, vehicles, fuel, spare parts, dry rations, winter clothing, and so forth Britain and America handed over to them, there were STILL droves of soldiers and civilians dying from starvation/exposure/inadequate supply. It was through Allied support, not some Slav space magic, that the Russians were able to pull through. That and the fact that Russians are tough as fuck.