World: Armies of the Forest

In peacetime Russia. Peter and Elena Ignatov led a quiet, homey life. But the war altered all that. Killing has become their trade; they pursue it with the matter-of-factness with which Peter once tinkered with engines and Elena mended her sons' torn garments. Today, Peter's is one of Russia's busiest guerrilla "armies"; Elena is one of his killers.

Their exploits have made them national figures. Pravda honored the Ignatovs in an editorial. The same issue announced that seven partisans had been made Heroes of the Soviet Union. Two of the seven were Peter's...

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