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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.

"The division decided to err, and that there was no more confusion, decided to sign the banner. So there was the first inscription - 150 p. the order of Kutuzov II degree Edrick. div., which caused a simple white paint. In this form the flag was brought to corps headquarters, where they protested, and then added - 79 S. K. 3U. A. 1B. F." - said the expert.

The historian noted that these labels banner of the Victory has survived to the present day, "clearly that the inscriptions made by different font".

"For transporting banner was allocated a separate military transport aircraft Li-2 , which was also brought to Moscow the banner group, which included captain Stepan Neustroev, Lieutenant Alexei Berest, Konstantin Samsonov, Sergeant Mikhail Yegorov and Meliton kantariya," - said the historian, the employee of the Museum of the victory of Alexander Mikhailov.

The expert noted that adhered to the full Protocol, which suggests that already at that time the banner was treated like a relic.

The historian noted that only in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Victory in 1965, the echoes group first carried the Banner of Victory in the composition, which was planned in 1945. Bearers that time were not current members.

"About the Victory banner, which need to be hoisted in Berlin, thinking a year before the end of the war. Initially, it was made the cloth, which proved to be inconvenient for hoisting. Therefore, the military Council of the Third shock army, in the band which was the centre of Berlin, it was decided to make nine assault flags, and made that found