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03/01/1997

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Women Soldiers Still Remember

More than 50 years after World War II, Praskovia Sergeyeva, like almost all Russian women of her generation, still sees the horrors and privations of war in her dreams. ""I see the blood and hear the groans,"" said Lieutenant Sergeyeva, 77, a former nurse who once spent three sleepless days and nights at the operating table. Her life story sounds like a Soviet history textbook: in November 1941, she marched in the famous Red Square parade when Nazis were just thirty kilometers from Moscow. She survived the worst years to witness another parade: in May 1945, she saw Russians and Americans marching together in the German town of Burg on the Elbe river. Sergeyeva shared her experiences Friday at the opening of a special exhibit, ""Woman's Fate in War,"" at the Poklyonnaya Gora war memorial on Kutuzovsky Prospekt. More than two dozen Russian babushkas gathered in one of the halls of the giant white marble museum above the park, as a few newlyweds celebrated their nuptials outside. The Feb.

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