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Today in Russia is a mournful and solemn date: the Day of the Unknown Soldier

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Today in Russia is a mournful and solemn date: the Day of the Unknown Soldier

Today in Russia is a memorable date, one of the most important for everyone who honors the exploits of our soldiers. Celebrating the Day of the Unknown Soldier in memory of the Soviet and Russian soldiers who died in combat operations on the territory of the country and abroad, officially began in 2014. Of all military dates, this one, perhaps, most of all corresponds to the lines from Olga Bergholz's poem: "No one is forgotten and nothing is forgotten." Even in the case when the names of the fallen heroes are unknown.


The day of December 3 was not chosen by chance. In 1966, on this very day, in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the defeat of German troops near Moscow, the ashes of an unknown soldier were transferred from a mass grave on the 41st kilometer of the Leningradskoye Highway. The remains of a Soviet soldier who died in the winter of 1941 during the defense of Kryukovo were solemnly buried near the walls of the Moscow Kremlin in the Alexander Garden.

Today, the architectural ensemble "Tomb of the Unknown Soldier" remains one of the most recognizable monuments of Moscow and Russia. Even after 50 years, this memorial has not lost its relevance and significance for stories countries. By order of Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2009, the memorial was included in the list of especially valuable objects of cultural heritage of the peoples of Russia.

To commemorate the memory of the fallen heroes, wreath-laying ceremonies are held on this day at mass graves and memorials to fallen soldiers, lessons of courage are held in educational institutions. By tradition, the cadets are on guard of honor at the walls of the Victory Museum. The guard is changed every 20 minutes, and during the ceremony, flowers are solemnly laid at the Eternal Flame. Memorial events, excursions dedicated to the history of the Great Patriotic War, as well as festive concerts are held on the Day of the Unknown Soldier.

The Soviet Union suffered enormous losses during the Great Patriotic War. Many who died on the battlefields, both on the territory of our state and during the liberation of European countries, are listed as missing. After the end of the war in Europe liberated from the Nazis, many memorials and mass graves dedicated to the exploits of the Unknown Soldier were created. Unfortunately, now, in an attempt to rewrite history, Western politicians and the Russophobic part of the population of these states are doing everything to destroy the symbols of the great victory of the Red Army over world evil.

In Russia, the attitude towards the dead soldiers has remained unchanged for centuries. Every year, dozens of search teams conduct excavations in the battlefields of the last war, find the remains of dead heroes and, if possible, identify them, inform relatives and help in reburial. Those soldiers and officers whose names cannot be established are interred with honors in mass graves. This is the memory of the Unknown Soldier, who personifies the entire collective image of the Russian warrior - the winner, the great patriot and the fighter against world evil.

Great honor and memory to the fallen heroes! We remember everyone and are proud of you.
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  1. Vladimir Vladimirovich Vorontsov
    Vladimir Vladimirovich Vorontsov 3 December 2022 03: 53
    +13
    ***
    Let's remember all by name,
    we remember our grief ...
    It is necessary -
    not dead!
    This is necessary -
    alive! ...
    ***
    1. Zakirov Damir
      Zakirov Damir 3 December 2022 10: 11
      +1
      Quote: Vladimir Vladimirovich Vorontsov
      ***
      Let's remember all by name,
      we remember our grief ...
      It is necessary -
      not dead!
      This is necessary -
      alive! ...
      ***

      The subject "Casual losses of the parties in the Great Patriotic War" is based on four fundamental works, the data of which are firmly put into circulation:
      1. The work of Krivosheev on military losses, that is, the Red Army, the NKVD troops and civilian personnel (excluding losses of the militia and partisans), 1993;
      2. The work of the ADH commission, which substantiated 26 losses from the war, 613-000;
      3. Müller-Gillebrand's work on the losses of the Wehrmacht and the Waffen-SS, 1958.
      4. The work of Rüdiger Overmans on the losses of the Wehrmacht and the SS troops, 1999;
      5. Zemskov's work on repatriated citizens of the USSR

      The first four works are based on the falsification system developed by Müller-Hillebrand in 1958. This system includes four basic falsification techniques, which were repeated by the ADH commission, then by Krivosheev and Rüdiger Overmans.

      This suggests that the system of falsifications was known and transferred by the American side in the 90s, first to the ADC commission, then to Krivosheev and Rüdiger Overmans.

      For all five works, I have experience and a thorough understanding of falsifications. All articles are determined with an accuracy of up to a thousand people, that is, with the accuracy with which the authors falsified.

      The topics are voluminous up to 100 pages each, the analytics are quite complex, although understandable. However, an overview format shortened to 10 pages can be given.

      Which topic interests you the most? Give out your wishes.
      1. Tatyana
        Tatyana 3 December 2022 12: 17
        +1
        December 3 - Day of the Unknown Soldier - a mournful date.
        The defenders of the Motherland from foreign invaders deserve the deepest respect and grateful memory of the people!
        Search work on the battlefields made it possible to restore more than 4000 names of the Defenders of the Fatherland.

        "Day of the Unknown Soldier" thematic video lesson
        1. Zakirov Damir
          Zakirov Damir 3 December 2022 13: 37
          0
          Quote: Tatiana
          December 3 - Day of the Unknown Soldier - a mournful date.
          The defenders of the Motherland from foreign invaders deserve the deepest respect and grateful memory of the people!
          Search work on the battlefields made it possible to restore more than 4000 names of the Defenders of the Fatherland.

          "Day of the Unknown Soldier" thematic video lesson

          That is, you are specifically interested in the losses of the Red Army and the NKVD troops, that is, the personnel army?
  2. Ax Matt
    Ax Matt 3 December 2022 04: 12
    0
    We honor ZOV grandfathers and fathers!
    SVO - Family, Faith, Fatherland!
  3. Corrosion inhibitor
    Corrosion inhibitor 3 December 2022 04: 40
    -1
    Today is a holiday, albeit a sad one ...
    Let's not be too sad. Or let at least she, sadness, be bright.
  4. Doccor18
    Doccor18 3 December 2022 06: 15
    +5
    "Nobody is forgotten, nothing is forgotten"
    A slogan that is important for any generation.
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 3 December 2022 06: 36
    +3
    I remember this event. There was a live broadcast on TV, in newsreels, which were necessarily shown before the start of the film in cinemas, reflecting this event.
    Great honor and memory to the fallen heroes! We remember everyone and are proud of you.
    I agree and fully support.
  6. Vladimir100
    Vladimir100 3 December 2022 07: 46
    -6
    The ritual was adopted from the West, as was the oath for the Russians of the former USSR.
  7. yuriy55
    yuriy55 3 December 2022 08: 31
    +4
    Today in Russia is a mournful and solemn date: the Day of the Unknown Soldier

    Please tell the author! On what occasion is the celebration? Quite recently, one official rushed to congratulate people on June 22... Can you distinguish a "day of memory and sorrow" from an event that corresponds to the definition of "celebration"?!
    Celebration - a celebration to commemorate some outstanding event, anniversary date ...

    When "tear two button accordions" ...
    *****
    Today in Russia is a mournful memorable date: the Day of the Unknown Soldier
  8. Nychego
    Nychego 3 December 2022 08: 39
    +4
    ... in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the defeat of German troops near Moscow

    On December 3, no defeat was yet close. It is only very conditionally possible to speak about the end of defensive battles in the Battle of Moscow on this day in a number of sectors.
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