MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
In accordance with the instructions of the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov, on the intensification of military-historical work in the Navy, naval sailors of the structural units of the Main Command of the Navy and cadets of the naval educational institutions of St. Great Patriotic War.
On June 22, 1941, 80 years ago, Nazi Germany attacked the Soviet Union. The Great Patriotic War began, terrible and bloody, which brought huge sacrifices to our country.
The unique materials of the electronic collection of the Presidential Library “Memory of the Great Victory” – official documents, photo and newsreels, wartime periodicals, books, articles, biographies, memoirs of participants in the battles and home front workers, their personal documents.
One of the sections of the collection is devoted to the periodicals of the war period, which became a reflection of the era. The newspapers Leningradskaya Pravda – June 22, Smena – June 24, 1941, and others published the text of a radio statement by the USSR People’s Commissar for Foreign Affairs Vyacheslav Molotov: the territory of our Motherland. The Government of the Soviet Union expresses its firm conviction that the entire population of our country, all workers, peasants and intellectuals, men and women, will treat their duties and work with due consciousness. All our people must now be united and united as never before. “
From the first day of the war, front-line reports, later included in the collection “Messages of the Soviet Information Bureau” (1944-1945), described in detail the state of affairs at the front: to the Black Sea and during the first half of the day they were restrained. In the afternoon, the German troops met with the advanced units of the field forces of the Red Army. “
Periodicals reported official information on the situation on the battlefields. About the same, how people, so different, but united by a common misfortune, perceived the overwhelming news of the beginning of the war, they told in their memoirs themselves.
All people – civilians, soldiers at the front, and partisans – bore the hardships of this war on their shoulders. The electronic collection of the Presidential Library “Memory of the Great Victory” dedicated to their feat continues to be replenished, including the true memories of witnesses and participants in the events of the war years.
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