Flowers have assigned, having given to a memory tribute, fraction of party of communists in Parliament of Moldova, municipal advisers, veterans of war and work. The leader of the Moldavian communists, Vladimir Voronin, being full of emotions, has underlined, that among 26 million which were lost from Soviet Union, was 3,7 million communists.
72 years ago, on June, 22nd, 1941, the Great Patriotic War has begun. Fascist Germany without declaration of war has intruded on territory of Soviet Union.
To the USSR huge force - about 5,5 million soldiers and officers of German divisions and divisions of their allies has moved. At them on arms was more 4 thousand tanks, 5 thousand planes, almost 43 thousand artillery pieces. The Soviet army conceded practically in 2 times.
Already during the first hours wars have heroically become famous the defenders of the Brest who has not started up the enemy in a fortress, bases in the Finnish Hanko, not allowed Germans to break to gulf of Finland, thousand the frontier guards defending the outposts even then when groups of nazis already were deeply in back. In agonal notes they wrote, that die for the sake of the future victory.
Till 1992 day of the beginning of the Great Patriotic War not was an official memorial (formally). But all Soviet people honoured memory of victims. The decision of presidium of the Supreme body of the Russian Federation from July, 13th, 1992 this day has been declared by Day of memory of defenders of Fatherland. In 1996 according to the presidential decree it began to be called as Day of memory and grief.