The cross was found during excavations in 2017 near the village Babaev (Stalingrad region). The cross was found in a forest in 2-3 kilometers from the left Bank of the Don river. The cross was found without the ribbon, so the ribbon was added from another cross from collection.
German steel helmet M35 was found during excavations in a steppe near the place where in 1942-43 year was located airfield Pitomnik. The helmet was found in the arroyo where there were bunkers that housed wounded soldiers and officers of the 6th army awaiting evacuation from Stalingrad. The exact place of discovery of the helmet you can see on Google maps