Russia marks Day of Memory and Grief

On June 22, 1941, 74 years ago, the troops of Nazi Germany invaded the territory of the Soviet Union. In the war, 27 million people were killed 

On June 22, 1941, about four million soldiers of the Axis powers invaded Soviet Russia along a 2,900 kilometer front, the largest invasion force in the history of warfare

In addition to troops, the Germans employed some 600,000 motor vehicles and between 600-700,000 horses.

On June 22, Russia marks the beginning of the Great Patriotic War as the Day of Memory and Grief. Special ceremonies are held throughout the country to pay tribute to the victims of the most terrible war in Russia's modern history

Operation Barbarossa was the largest and one of the swiftest military operations in human history; more men, tanks, guns and aircraft were committed than had ever been deployed before in a single offensive

The Eastern Front was the largest and bloodiest theatre of World War II. It is generally accepted as being the deadliest conflict in human history, with over 30 million killed as a result

The Soviet Union came out of World War II militarily victorious but economically and structurally devastated. 

В войне погибли около 27 миллионов граждан СССР...

The largest number of civilian deaths in a single city was 1.2 million citizens dead during the Siege of Leningrad

В понедельник Владимир Путин возложил венок к Могиле Неизвестного Солдата.