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A Soviet hero’s daughter | Sunday 14 May 2023

Berlin, the night of April 30, 1945. Amidst ferocious gunfire, two Soviet soldiers scale the roof of the Reichstag and raise the red Victory Banner. The daughter of one, Meliton Kantaria, has been living in Greece since 1997 and tells her family’s story.

Interviewee: Kantaria Tsiala
Field Reporter: Vlachos Stavros
Producer: Stavros Vlachos
Sound Designer: Iasonas Theofanou
Sound Editor: Spyros Lymperopoulos
Video Director: Stefanos Bertakis
Translation: Dimitris Moschos

Istorima is the bigest project of recording and preserving oral histories of Greece. Over 1,000 young researchers find narrators, listen, collect and save stories of people from all over Greece : Stories of their place, stories of love, stories that changed us or defined us, stories modern or old. Stories that are not recorded in the history books and that could be lost in time. Istorima is the co-creation of the journalist Sofia Papaioannou and the historian Katherine Fleming and is implemented with a founding donation from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) as part of his Youth Reboot and Empowerment initiative (learn more at The more than 20,000 stories are being published in their entirety in stages at Excerpts of the stories are published in the form of podcasts, videos or written stories at


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