How did the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany happen? | News


This Monday Russia celebrates the 77th anniversary of the victory of the Soviet Army over the forces of Nazi Germany, known as Victory Day. This is how World War II came to an end.


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The actions of the Red Army against the eastern front of the Nazi troops allowed the Soviet Union to take the German capital and put an end to the conflict. The operation on Berlin It lasted from April 25 to May 2.

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Red Army victories against German Eastern Front forces in late 1944 and early 1945 forced German forces to withdraw. Soviet leader Losif Stalin ordered Marshals Georgy Zhukov and Ivan Konev to advance on German territory and reach the capital.

In April 1945, Russian troops were 60 kilometers east of Berlin, along the Oder River, with several bridgeheads, captured by Red Army forces.

On April 16, 1945, Russian troops launched the strategic operation in Berlin and by April 25 the city had been completely surrounded by Soviet forces and the Polish Army.

The offensive against the capital of Nazi Germany began from all sides by armies from two Soviet fronts: that of Belarus, commanded by Marshal Zhukovand the Ukrainian one, led by Marshal Konev.

Bursting into central Berlin, Soviet soldiers divided into so-called ‘assault groups’ forced their way with tanks and artillery fire into residential buildings.

On April 30, Soviet forces launched the attack on the German parliament (Reichstag), which lasted until May 2.

Around 464,000 Red Army soldiers participated in the campaign against Berlin.

Russian forces used more than 12,000 artillery pieces and mortars, 2,100 multiple missile launchers, 1,500 tanks and self-propelled guns.

Finally, the capitulation of the Nazi regime occurred on May 9, 1945, when the act of complete and unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany was signed.

Despite the fact that the United States claims that its forces ended World War II, the reality is that the Russian forces were the ones that managed to reach Berlin and end the war.

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