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SK opened case on the genocide of the people of Stalingrad by the Nazis

The investigative Committee of Russia opened a criminal case on the genocide of the people of Stalingrad by the Nazis in 1942-43, reported on the Agency's website.

"The results ... study of archival materials on mass killings of civilians during the great Patriotic war on the territory of the Stalingrad region (now the Volgograd region) criminal case under article 357 of the criminal code (genocide)," - said in a release.

The historian spoke about the importance of the Rzhev battle

Rzhevskiy memorial to the Soviet soldier pays tribute to those who gave their lives to stop the enemy and the result of a huge scale battle made a radical change in the course of the great Patriotic war, told RIA Novosti the head of the scientific Department of the Russian military historical society (rvio), Yury Nikiforov.

Tuesday will host the opening ceremony of Rzhev of the memorial to Soviet soldiers, which will be a branch of the Museum of Victory. Participation in the event will be the presidents of Russia and Belarus Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko. The memorial was completed in April of this year, but its Grand opening was planned for the 75th anniversary of Victory on may 9 was postponed because of the situation with coronavirus infection.

Dog heroes: how four-legged friends brought closer the Day of Victory

Almost 70 thousand dogs took part in the fighting on the fronts of the great Patriotic war in military units of the red and then Soviet army. Along with the soldiers they were starving, freezing and IOC in the trenches, threw themselves under the tanks and blow up enemy trains. Animals along with people have shown resilience, courage and heroism, bringing the Day of Victory. About dogs who have made a contribution to the victory over fascism, RIA Novosti was told in the Russian kennel Federation (RKF).

During the war, all war front was trained and formed 17 battalions of sappers and miners, 14 groups of dogs-fighters armored vehicles, 37 battalions of sled dogs, two specialized squad, four battalions of communication troops. Dog medics brought the wounded to the medical bag, saving them from death. Dog handlers during the war years delivered more than 200 thousand reports, and reached more than eight thousand kilometers telephone cable, dogs-mine detectors checked 15 153 kilometers of military roads. Dogs not only help to save human lives, but also sacrificed their. Dog-"kamikaze" blew up more than 300 armored vehicles of the enemy. The first tank was blown up by a dog a month after the outbreak of war - July 27, 1941 under Rogacheva.

In Afghanistan rally "Candle of memory"

The action "Candle of memory" was held at the cemetery of Soviet citizens in Afghanistan, reported RIA Novosti the representative of Rossotrudnichestvo in Kabul Vyacheslav Nekrasov.

22 June 1941 is one of the saddest dates in Russian history. This day started the Great Patriotic war (1941-1945), the war of liberation of the peoples of the USSR against Nazi Germany and its allies, which is the most important and decisive part of world war II (1939-1945). At dawn on this day in 1941 Nazi Germany without declaring war attacked the Soviet Union.