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May 9, 1945 entered the history of mankind as the day of the Great Victory over fascist Germany.
During the war the Soviet people mobilized all the forces for the struggle against the enemy. The country lived in accordance with the appeal: 'Everything for the front, everything for the victory'. Operations at the front were supported by the partisan movement.
More than one million people took part in the partisan movement. The victorious march of the Soviet troops began in Stalingrad where in winter of 1942-1943 an enemy grouping was surrounded and destroyed. That was a crucial turning point in the war. In the summer of 1943 tank and armour divisions of the Nazis were routed near Kursk.
Then victorious battles on the Dnieper, in Byelorussia, Moldavia, Ukraine and the Baltic republics followed. In 1944 the Red Army reached the Soviet border in the west.
The Great Patriotic War of the Soviet people against fascist Germany ended in Berlin on May 9, 1945.