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Russians reminisce about the beginning of the great Patriotic war

Russians reminisce about the beginning of the great Patriotic war

the Day of memory and grief is celebrated in Russia. On this day 79 years ago the German armies crossed the Soviet border.

on 22 June on the territory of Russia national flags are lowered. In cultural institutions, television and radio throughout the day, canceled entertainment programs.

the country will host national moment of silence at the same time in all regions at 12:15 Moscow time.

Also the action “Candle of memory” in the night from 21 to 22 June.

the shares at the Crimean embankment in Moscow at night lit 1 418 candles — the number of days of the war.

the Museum of Victory on Poklonnaya hill has prepared a virtual tour, exhibitions and concerts.

In nine cities of Russia to this day it is planned to put the “fire paintings”, reports TASS.

“All the pictures are unique and are associated with the great Patriotic war: it will fire as reproductions of famous paintings and posters, and images associated with the history of the region,” said in motion “Volunteers of Victory.”

At 22:00 GMT in the capital will be released about 10 thousand salute shots under 30 volleys of artillery ZIS-3 times of the great Patriotic war, told TASS in the press service of the Western military district.

Earlier, the defense Ministry has opened a website portal with documents related to the first days of the war.

Overall, Soviet casualties during the war amounted to 26.6 million people.

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