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The historian told about the confusion with the Banner of Victory in 1945

The banner of Victory because of the confusion could be a flag, not related to the storming of the Reichstag, told RIA Novosti Vladimir Afanasiev, chief scientific worker of the Central Museum of the armed forces, which now houses the main symbol of victory.

The historian said that the commandant of Berlin, Colonel-General Nikolai Berzarin, who was the commander of the other Fifth shock army - knew nothing about the replacement, therefore, ordered to remove the banner from the Reichstag and were preparing to send him to Moscow. Picture about how remove a banner appeared in the press, in the Third shock army saw it and reported on the situation with the Deputy Supreme commander, Marshal Georgy Zhukov.