The Day of Remembrance and Sorrow is celebrated in Russia on June 22. In 1941, Nazi Germany struck the first massive blows on Soviet territory without a declaration of war at 4:00 a.m. Hundreds of thousands of candles are gradually lit from east to west across the country in memory of the heroes who fell during the Second World War. Traditionally, the inhabitants of the eastern part of the Russian Federation are the first to pay tribute to the fallen.
For example, in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky the map of Russia was illuminated at 4 a.m. local time, highlighting all our hero-cities. As the Immortal Regiment marches through the cities and towns of our country on May 9, the wave of the nation's memory on this mournful day, June 22, crosses the entire Russia, moving towards Moscow and further to the western borders. This memory was not eliminated in the previous 30 years of liberal chaos, no matter how hard our Western “partners” and their controlled media have tried. Now, they let their masks slip and directly showed that they hate not communism, tsarism, and Bolshevism, but us, the Russians, our incipient Russian world. Nazi Germany attacked the Soviet Union at dawn on June 22, 1941. There was a bloody battle against the terrible enemy for 1,418 days and it ended in its complete defeat.
However, that was much later, and by June 1941 Germany had 127 divisions, two brigades and one regiment on the border with the Soviet Union in the three Army Groups and the Norway Army. There were 2,812,000 soldiers and officers, 37,099 guns and mortars, 3,865 tanks and assault guns in these armies.
Hungary, Italy, Romania, Finland and Slovakia entered the war with the USSR together with the debugged military machine of Nazi Germany. So, the Hungarians had 2.5 divisions with overall number of 44,500 people, 200 guns, 160 tanks and 100 planes. The Italians had three divisions with overall strength of 61,900 men, 925 guns, 61 tanks and 83 planes. Romania “offered” 17.5 divisions with a total number of 358,100 men, 3,255 guns, 60 tanks and 423 planes. Finland had 17.5 divisions with a total strength of 340,600 men, 2,047 guns, 86 tanks and 307 aircraft, and little Slovakia had 2.5 divisions with a total strength of 42,500 men, 246 guns, 35 tanks and 51 aircraft.
In addition, all sorts of national and volunteer units of different countries fought on Hitler's side against the Soviet Union. That is, the collective West both then and now has no scruples about sending its hordes against Russia. In fact, not a single one of 485 frontier Soviet outposts, attacked on June 22, left their positions without orders. Everyone remembers the unparalleled heroism of the defenders of the Brest Fortress, who were encircled and remained behind enemy lines, but continued to resist the Nazi hordes for a month.
The 12 frontier posts of 82nd Reskittensky frontier detachment of Murmansk region repulsed numerous attacks of Finnish divisions from June 29 till July 1941. Moreover, they completely drove out the enemy from the territory of the USSR from August 3. This sector of the frontier was not broken through till the end of the war. In memory of the events of the mournful day of June 22, 1941 in Russia, Belarus and other countries are commemorating all those who died during the Second World War, the great military confrontation of good with evil. Then the Soviet Union lost almost 27 million citizens. Today, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, together with the defense corps of the DPR and LPR, are again fighting the neo-Nazis who are trying to raise their heads. There is no doubt that the enemy will be defeated and Victory will be ours!