The end credits announce that the game is dedicated to "the veterans who sacrificed their lives". However, if they had sacrificed their lives they would not, by definition, be veterans. See more
April 30th, 1945. When he first spoke of Dimitri, Reznov told tales of a hero, someone we should all aspire to be like. His merciless brutality defines in more ways a savage, just like the rest of the Red Army. He is no hero.