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Stalingrad, January 1943. The machine-gun crew of Lieutenant VV Zhivago’s unit is fighting. The inscription on the wall: “If you want victory, ruthlessly destroy the fascist invaders.” archive photo

Flowers were laid in Tashkent on the 80th anniversary of the Victory of Stalingrad.

TASHKENT, February 2 – RIA Novosti. A flower-laying ceremony dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the victory in the Battle of Stalingrad, celebrated on February 2, took place at the Mass Graves memorial complex in Tashkent on Thursday, RIA Novosti correspondent reported.

The heads of the embassies of the Russian Federation, Belarus and Kyrgyzstan and the Rossotrudnichestvo representations, veterans of the Great Patriotic War, public organizations, residents of Tashkent participated in the ceremony of laying flowers at the monument “Mourning Mother” and the Eternal Flame.

Ambassador of Russia Oleg said, “This is our common history, a memory of the military brotherhood of our peoples. I hope that the past generation of the inhabitants of Uzbekistan and Russia will not forget this, and the young youth will also remember this.” Malginov said during the ceremony. According to the archives, about 3,000 soldiers and officers who received military engagements for their participation in the Battle of Stalingrad were from Uzbekistan.

The exhibition “Stalingrad’s Ice Cycle” was also opened today at the Russian House in Tashkent. The event is part of the Six Victory Victories project dedicated to milestones in the Great Patriotic War.

The Battle of Stalingrad is one of the biggest of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945. It started on 17 July 1942 and ended on 2 February 1943. The victory of the Soviet troops in the war became a radical turning point in the war. As a result of Operation Uranus, at the end of November 1942, an enemy group of about 300 thousand people was surrounded. After the surrender of the enemy, more than 90,000 people were taken prisoner.

Source: Ria

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