June 22 - Day of memory and sorrow in Russia remember the victims of the great Patriotic war

Today, June 22nd in Russia — Day of memory and grief. The country remembers the events of 1941, when, without a Declaration of war, the army of the Wehrmacht crossed the border of the Soviet Union, attacked Kiev, Minsk, Riga, Sebastopol.

Massive blow struck at the main strategic facilities in the country. During the great Patriotic war our country lost, by conservative estimates, 27 million lives.

on this day in the former Soviet space people come with flowers to the monuments and memorials. Russia lowered national flags. All entertainment events and programs in the media are abolished, according to TV channel “Russia 24”. In the afternoon Moscow time in all regions of the country will declare a minute of silence.