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Geopolítica e Política

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Geopolítica e Política

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Great Patriotic War 1941-1945

20.02.23 | Duarte Pacheco Pereira

Arkhangelsk–Astrakhan line.jpg

Arkhangelsk–Astrakhan line

The Great Patriotic War (Russian: Вели́кая Оте́чественная война́, romanized: Velikaya Otechestvennaya voyna) is a term used in Russia and some other former republics of the Soviet Union to describe the conflict fought during the period from 22 June 1941 to 9 May 1945 along the many fronts of the Eastern Front of World War II, primarily between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany. For some legal purposes, this period may be extended to 11 May 1945 to include the end of the Prague offensive.
From Wikipedia entry “Great Patriotic War (term)” retrieved 20 February 2023, at 22:18 (UTC).


Day of June 22 changed the world forever. At 4 o’clock in the morning German troops invaded the territory of USSR. Largest conflict in the human history began. The war lasted almost 4 years and ended with surrender of Germany, Hitler’s suicide and the fall of Third Reich.

Confrontation between Soviet Union and Nazi Germany is the part of World War II.

The conflict is known as the Great Patriotic War in Russia, while in Germany and Western World it is called the Eastern Front or the German-Soviet War.

This videos will show the whole chronology of hostilities on the map from 22 June 1941 to May 9 1945.



This is a special 1984 remaster of the original 1945 Soviet Victory Parade over Nazi Germany. The film featured enhanced quality picture, and re-recorded music tracks of the original songs used. This parade took place on a rainy summer day on 24 June 1945. Taking the salute is Marshal of the Soviet Union Georgi Zhukov. Commanding the parade is Marshal of the Soviet Union Konstantin Rokossovsky.