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The legendary 7 parade of November 1941 of the year

The legendary 7 parade of November 1941 of the yearNew ones drove into Red Square right from the station Tanks. Clearly marching columns of soldiers. From the parade they walked to the front line, which took place just a few kilometers from Moscow. The counterattack began, stunned the enemy.

By this time, the Nazis expected to seize the capital. From Berlin sent a huge number of orders and medals. Wehrmacht soldiers wrote home in letters that they would finally occupy warm apartments. The generals looked through binoculars golden domes. But they miscalculated. Says military commentator Viktor Baranets.

“In recent years, I managed to penetrate some archival documents - government and personal correspondence. I was struck by the uplift of people who were removed from trenches, from dugouts, from the front lines and sent to Red Square. Imagine what it cost our tankers to flawlessly parade in those severe frosts. The army exposed everything with which it was armed. By and large, this parade on Red Square became a powerful moral bridgehead, pushing off from which we drove the Fritz from Moscow. There is a country, a country celebrating holidays. The Kremlin is with us, we have power. This event can be called without any stretch historical".

Tank battalions arrived at the parade from Arkhangelsk. In addition, the Chelyabinsk plant sent dozens of new heavy tanks to Moscow. Terrible fighting vehicles were not fully equipped. Starters mechanics received and built already during the movement of railway trains. In total, about 30 of thousands of servicemen and militia fighters took part in the parade, continues Viktor Baranets.

“Of course, I watched the German archives, letters, directives. When Hitler found out about the parade, it made a depressing impression on him. The Germans realized that Moscow did not suffocate, the army acts. Moreover, it is marching. And it played a demoralizing role. By the way, one of the German documents is an instruction from Goebbels to strictly prohibit the dissemination of information about the parade in the German troops. "

There were quite a few foreign correspondents in the stands of Red Square. So the news of the parade has spread all over the world. That day the orchestra was conducted by Vasily Agapkin, the author of the famous march “Farewell of Slav”. The parade was over, but he could not get off the ground. The boots were frozen to the platform. He himself could not say a word - his lips froze and did not move. The run-up musicians removed the conductor from the podium and took him under the arms to the GUM building. Inspired by the parade, the Red Army troops launched a series of crushing blows at the enemy in the Mozhaisk, Volokolamsk and Maloyaroslavets areas.

57 participants of the parade live in Moscow. Many of them are among the thousands of World War II veterans 7 November will come to the stands of Red Square. A solemn march will be held. Guardsmen of the motorized rifle brigade, museum tanks and cavalry group of the Presidential Regiment will recreate the historical part of the 1941 parade of the year.

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  1. ShturmKGB
    ShturmKGB 7 November 2012 11: 10
    The will to win was crucial in further success. Refraction of the stereotype that we lose, retreat, Stalin was a good psychologist ...
    1. Vadivak
      Vadivak 7 November 2012 11: 21
      The Kremlin is with us, the power is with us. This event can be called historical without any stretch. "

      This is purely European-Kremlin. Stalin would have written, but not gu-gu about him,
      1. crazyrom
        crazyrom 7 November 2012 22: 38
        Stalin is a genius. In fact, it’s just that tanks from a train before being sent to the front passed through Red Square, and what effect it created both on our soldiers and on the Germans!

        I am now reading Golovanov's book "Distant Bomber ...", it is extremely interesting. Golovanov spent a lot of time in Stalin's company, he tells a very interesting story.
    2. ughhh
      ughhh 7 November 2012 11: 42

      Speech by I.V. Stalin at the parade on November 7, 1941
      1. Alexei
        Alexei 7 November 2012 11: 53
        Here it is. Calm speech: "The whole world is looking at you ..."
      2. Jipo
        Jipo 8 November 2012 14: 38
        You said that Stalin is a genius, all sane people understand this, but every year celebrating this date there is not a word about the Commander-in-Chief of our state. How so? This parade inspired the spirit of Victory and the author of this Stalin. It is clear that he is a controversial person, but he returned to the country everything that his Zionist comrades gave after 17 years. We are probably the only ones who judge the winner, the West, it is clear that he wants to cut out from the History the real winner, the person who changed the map of the planet. They don’t have such, even Churchill felt a worm next to him. I don’t even want to talk about Medvedev, but Putin must realize that destroying our own history we will soon have no chance of becoming a Great Power.
  2. Kaa
    Kaa 7 November 2012 11: 12
    What can I say more on this topic -The strong course of the Strong Man - Stalin. Who would arrange a parade now ... preventively, so to speak ...
  3. Alexei
    Alexei 7 November 2012 11: 21
    You need to be a very brave man to be a coward in the Soviet Army.
    Stalin Joseph Vissarionovich.

    Enemies must be afraid, not you. You should only be afraid to be a coward.
  4. Imperial
    Imperial 7 November 2012 11: 22
    Imagine Hitler's face when he found out about the parade.
    1. Vadivak
      Vadivak 7 November 2012 11: 41
      Quote: Imperial
      Imagine Hitler's face when he found out about the parade.

      Upon learning of the Moscow parade, Hitler was furious - because he planned that day to lead his troops along the main square of yet another defeated capital, thus crowning the seemingly inevitable blitzkrieg. The Wehrmacht was provided for this case with a set of formal clothes. Not needed ...
  5. Brother Sarych
    Brother Sarych 7 November 2012 11: 23
    I watched the broadcast - it's very good that they organized such an event, as they say, "for old and young", but there are big questions to the organizers ...
    Annoying flaws and reservations spoil the whole impression ....
    So I’m talking about today's event, and not about that Great Parade ...
    1. FID
      FID 7 November 2012 11: 40
      Today is a working day. Who is the parade for? Who will watch him on Red Square? A parade for tourists and onlookers, like a divorce of horse guards, like a divorce of the Kremlin dressed in carnival form from a guard of honor company? Questions, questions ...
      1. urzul
        urzul 7 November 2012 11: 54
        NU will record on TV:
        57 participants of that parade live in Moscow. Many of them, including thousands of veterans of World War II on November 7, will come to the stands of Red Square. A solemn march will take place.
        Primarily for them
        1. FID
          FID 7 November 2012 13: 02
          Agree, Andrei, watching the production on television and being on Red Square are somewhat different impressions.
          1. urzul
            urzul 7 November 2012 13: 30
            I agree, but there will be a bit too much 2 holiday in a row. Nevertheless, on November 4 a more worthy event, if it had not been, it would not be known what our country would be now.
            1. Brother Sarych
              Brother Sarych 7 November 2012 15: 09
              Just November 4 is an artificial holiday, and the Kremlin then released just the 7th, and not the 4th!
              1. FID
                FID 7 November 2012 15: 28
                ++ But only one is put. It is known from history that the Poles were driven on November 7th.
  6. Lavrik
    Lavrik 7 November 2012 11: 31
    The November 7 parade is a worthy event to celebrate. But there is an event that on this day deserves to be at least mentioned - the anniversary of the revolution. Whoever and how would not belong to her, but she was, she changed not only our country, but the whole world. And if we do not mention it on this day, it does not mean that it was not there. You can’t change history.
    1. wax
      wax 7 November 2012 13: 46
      The parade on November 7, 1941 is generally inseparable from the Great October Socialist Revolution, no matter how modern apologists for democracy, the effective owner, and new thinking would try to divide the genetic connection of these two events.
      1. Brother Sarych
        Brother Sarych 7 November 2012 15: 11
        Happy 95th anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution! It was she who changed the whole world!
        And it is precisely her achievements that we all together so shamefully pros ... if ...
  7. broken
    broken 7 November 2012 11: 43
    I kneel before these people .... I hope in a DIFFICULT time and we will be able to glorify a generation and a country ... GLORY TO HEROES !!!!
  8. AK-74-1
    AK-74-1 7 November 2012 11: 43
    The parade is not legendary, but a real historical event.
  9. Moga
    Moga 7 November 2012 11: 44
    57 veterans !!!! CARE THEM TO BE CAREFUL !!! BE IN LOVE!!!
  10. I-16M
    I-16M 7 November 2012 12: 07
    On the anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution.
    What the parade was dedicated to in November 1941. Who is not in the know.
    1. Samovar
      Samovar 7 November 2012 12: 54
      Join us! drinks
      This parade at that time was comparable to a military operation. And not only by conspiracy, but also by its psychological significance. The parade is 20-30 kilometers from the front line ... the people were ready to fight to the end.
  11. i-gor63
    i-gor63 7 November 2012 12: 49
    We would have their will, confidence and devotion. Glory to the veterans !!!
  12. 1st_user
    1st_user 7 November 2012 15: 04
    The generals examined binoculars with gold domes.

    They could not consider the golden domes, because in the very first days of the war they were painted with paint for camouflage purposes.
  13. Tatanka Yotanka
    Tatanka Yotanka 7 November 2012 21: 02
    yes, a parade was necessary, the whole world showed strength of mind and readiness to fight even in those difficult conditions