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In the Moscow region, at the intersection of the Vostochny highway and the Entuziastov highway, a commemorative exhibit of the S-75 anti-aircraft missile system was opened. The event was attended by over 20 guests of honor, as well as representatives of the Moscow Regional Duma.

This event was timed to the Day of Defenders of the Moscow Sky, which is celebrated on July 22 and is established in memory of the successful repulse of the first enemy air raid on the capital during the Great Patriotic War, carried out on July 22, 1941.

In total, Soviet pilots destroyed 12 enemy aircraft on the night of July 22. Anti-aircraft artillery and anti-aircraft machine guns commanded by Colonel Leonid Lavrinovich were in close cooperation with fighter aircraft. Anti-aircraft gunners on the night of July 22, 1941 destroyed 10 Nazi bombers in the sky of the Moscow region. In general, the joint actions of aviation and anti-aircraft gunners on the night of July 22, 1941, on the outskirts of Moscow, destroyed 22 enemy bombers.

The first massive raid on Moscow. 220 German bombers sailed in four echelons with an interval of 30-40 minutes. The planes approached the city from different directions, but only single aircraft managed to break through. 130 Muscovites were killed, 662 were injured, 37 buildings were destroyed. Several bombs fell on the territory of the Kremlin. Soviet fighter pilots, together with anti-aircraft artillery air defense, destroyed 22 enemy aircraft.

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