Today is the Great day of the Great Victory! In our childhood we all here in Russia and other Soviet Union countries listened to the memories of grandfathers related to the battles and feats from World War 2. Every family's history here is tied to events of WW2. Almost every family lost one or many in that war.
About one of the greatest battle of WW2:
In the Battle of Stalingrad (23 August 1942 – 2 February 1943), Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad (now Volgograd) in Southern Russia. Marked by fierce close-quarters combat and direct assaults on civilians in air raids, it is one of the bloodiest battles in the history of warfare, with an estimated 2 million total casualties. After their defeat at Stalingrad, the German High Command had to withdraw considerable military forces from other theaters of war to replace their losses.
World War II losses of the Soviet Union from all related causes were about 27,000,000 both civilian and military. The Victory Banner refers to the Soviet military banner raised by the Soviet soldiers on the Reichstag building in Berlin on 1 May 1945. Made during the Battle of Berlin by soldiers who created it while under battlefield conditions, it has historically been the official symbol of the Victory of the Soviet people against Nazi Germany.
We pay tribute and say thanks to our grandfathers and grand-grandfathers for the peaceful sky over head. Thank you and respect to all warriors from different countries in Europe and the whole world who fought against Nazi for this victory.
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