75 Anniversary Parade on Red Square November 7 1941
Even to a person who, due to circumstances, did not go into historiographic details, it is clear that the very fact that the parade was held in November on 1941 is a truly unique phenomenon. It is unique if only because after the parade march, servicemen, many of whom took the oath just a few days, were sent to the front - to protect the capital of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics from an approaching enemy.
The commanders of the Nazi divisions were already preparing to report to Berlin on how their units entered Moscow. Already prepared seats on the ceremonies for new awards. Already the soldiers and officers of the German fascist troops, with odes to themselves, wrote letters to their "frau" and "fraulein" about how they "defeated the Russians near Moscow." Fate laughed at such self-conceit, and by the forces of the Soviet people, including those soldiers whom 7 November entered directly from the parade near Moscow, possibly in their last battle, stopped the Nazi armada, inflicting the first crushing defeat in history.
Archival documents express the feelings of those who came to conquer the Soviet people with weapons in hand. After the first smashing blows of the Red Army inflicted on the Nazis near Moscow, there was a half-misunderstanding and half-devastation in the documents. The commanders asked for reinforcements, reporting that Moscow was about to fall. When the situation on the front finally became apparent in favor of the Red Army, bewilderment and confusion began to show through in letters. The army, which, with a song and rolled-up sleeves, briskly paced through most European capitals, received such a blow, from which its legs gave way. Hitler's car wanted, if to speak figuratively, to wave his hands, but the battle was already lost. And it was not lost to “General Frost,” as liberal historians have been trying to expose the situation so far, but to the courage and heroism of those who stood to death near Moscow.
Personnel chronicles talk about the November 7 parade of the year 1941. On them you can see the faces of those who did everything to defeat the enemy, the advanced parts of which were at that time no further than 30 km from the walls of the Kremlin.
Certain groups of historians speak of the ideological background of the November 7 parade of 1941. It is strange to deny it today. It is even more strange to look for some pitfalls and negative aspects of the ideological basis of the parade, as the above-mentioned representatives of liberal views on the history of the country are trying to do. Yes, let this parade had at least three times the ideological basis, the main thing is that it achieved its goal. The warriors, who were passing through the main square of the country, were literally charged with its energy, in order then with the help of this energy to give battle to the enemy and gain an invaluable victory.
On this day, one can not forget about another important parade, which also “celebrates” the anniversary date. This is the November 7 parade of 1941 in Kuibyshev. For many years, information about that event was classified as "secret." Only in 2013, some documents of the Russian Ministry of Defense made public. And in 2014, all the documents about the Kuibyshev parade were classified as “secret”.
The parade had aviation "Bias". More than 230 flight crews of 8 aviation regiments and 5 aviation schools took part in it. Archival documents show that the grandiose event in Kuibyshev (now Samara) was prepared in record time - in just 3 days.
From the materials of the management of the press service and information MO RF:
In addition to the air part of the parade in Kuibyshev there was also a part of the land. Fighters of the 65 th rifle division, who arrived from the Far East, marched through the city in a parade march, and the next day after the parade they went by train to the front - under Tikhvin, where they entered the battle against the Nazis.
From materials of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation:
Returning to the Moscow parade, the glorious date of which Russia is celebrating today, it is necessary to submit important archival information. The parade began to the sounds of the composer SA Chernetsky’s eponymous march. 28487 soldiers and officers marched through Red Square, of which 19044 are infantrymen, 546 are cavalrymen, 732 are arrows and machine gunners of rifle subunits, 2165 gunners, 480 tank crews and 5520 militias.
The military parade was received by the Deputy Defense Commander Marshal of the Soviet Union S.M. Budyonny. Commanded the parade commander of the Moscow Military District Lt. Gen. P.Artemyev. A speech was made before the Red Army by JV Stalin.
The date of November 7 - in honor of the 1941 parade of the year - is today one of the Days of Military Glory of Russia, - a date emphasizing the courage and heroism of the defenders of the Fatherland, who stopped the enemy near Moscow.
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