June 22, 1945 is the date when Fascist Germany intruded our country without war declaration. The foe was aimed to capture our territories killing and enslaving millions of people. This was the start of the Great Patriotic war which lasted four long years.
The path to the victory was long to go. It was bloody pitiless and heroic.
The Enemy`s assault was furious. The Germans were much better armed and equipped. Our troops retreated. The theatre of actions was ashore, afloat and in the air. The great battles took place such as battle of Moscow, Stalingrad and battle of the Kursk Bulge. The heroic city of Sevastopol countervailed the enemy for 250 days. The impregnable Leningrad was in siege for long 900 days. The Caucasus fought courageously. Fearful guerillas defeated the invaders in Ukraine, Belorussia and other parts of the Soviet Union. Millions of people including children worked in factories and in the fields. Soviet people did their best to stop the fascists.
Even during the hardest moments of that terrible years our grandparents were absolutely sure that the Enemy would be vanquished and the victory would be gained. Then the offensive blow of the enemies was stopped. The Soviet army chased the fascists off the homeland. At last the greatest and most long-awaited day came. Our soldiers reached German frontiers and stormed Berlin – the capital of Nazi Germany. It was May of 1945. From that moment the day of May 9 , when the fascists recognized their defeat, became a great holiday — the Victory Day.
2015 is a special year for all of us. This is the year of the 70th anniversary of the victory in the Great patriotic war. What matters most for us today is to preserve the reminiscence of those who gave their lives for the victory. There are few people left who were the participants or spectators of that horrible war. Every year we express our deep gratefulness to them! It`s hard to overestimate the meaning of their deed. The humankind is indebted to them for its existence.