Add to favorite
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

The Day of Russian Military Glory: The Moscow Battle, December 5, 1941 (video)
5.12.2011 13:25
The Day of Russian Military Glory: The Moscow Battle, December 5, 1941 (video)
Defend our native Moscow

2011 marks the 70th anniversary of the Battle for Moscow on December 5th. For the first time since the invasion of Hitler's forces on June 22, the Soviet forces took on the offensive and pushed the Fascist army away from the heart of the country.

      The counter-attack of the Soviet forces started on December 5th and 6th. By the 8th, the Fascist commanders realised that they could soon be smashed and had to regroup. Against the odds, frost, and snow, the Soviet forces were pushing the invaders farther and farther away from Moscow and Moscow Region. By early February 1942 the Soviet commanders could already devise the plan for encircling and erasing the Centre group that was formed specially for the attack on Moscow.

      This was the first of several decisive battles in the course of the Great Patriotic War in Russia and the Second World War globally. Although it could not yet demoralise the aggressor, the success of the Moscow Battle ruined the plan of the famous Blitzkrieg that Hitler was hoping to also deploy against Russia. It also demonstrated the readiness of the country, ill prepared at the start of the war, to defend its independence and to fight against Fascism.

      Traditionally this day is celebrated in Russia with special TV and radio broadcasts. The recent criticism of the Soviet commanders for some ill-fated decisions usually avoids the Moscow Battle, since it was indeed one of the first turning points in the course of the Second World War.

      The Battle for Moscow is often commemorated at schools and special events. Children are taken to the Central Museum of Military Forces, to meet the veterans and to listen to special lectures.

      Read moreBattle for Moscow, Georgy Zhukov.

      Check out other Russian events on December 5th.

Author: Julia Shuvalova

Tags: Russian history Battle for Moscow Russian events   

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

More than 30 People were Detained after Fights between Azerbaijanis and Armenians in Moscow
Russian Vaccine against Coronavirus "Sputnik V" Released into Civilian Circulation
An Unauthorized Action Took Place in Vladivostok in Support of the Ex-governor of the Khabarovsk Territory Sergei Furgal
The Authorities will Regulate the Distribution of the Russian Vaccine against Coronavirus
Durov Announced the Registration of 25 Million New Users in Telegram in Three Days
13.01.2021 .
comments powered by Disqus

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

Street Art  Cryptocurrency  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Mokshan  Zakhar Prilepin  Pottery  Russian ballet  Russian Cinema  Russian tourism  Barnaul  Suzdal  Russian business  Honey Waterfalls  Flor Garduno  Russian Astronauts  Russian football  Moscow  Russian regions  St. Petersburg  Smoking in Russia  Garry Winogrand  Haval SUV   Lake Uzhin  the Vorobyovy Hills  buy Russian designers  Russian rouble  Taras Shevchenko  Serge Sudeikin  Chelsea   Belokurikha  Exhibitions in Moscow  Tigers  All Events  Kaliningrad Region  Ruskeala Express  Amur Region  Festivals in Moscow  Nikolai Burlyaev  Architecture Monuments  tourism  Moscow State University  Kemerovo Region  extreme tours in Russia  Russian athletes  Arkhangelsk  "Archimedes" Inventions Salon  New Year celebrations  travel to Russia  international events  Yaroslavl  

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites