#victoryForPeace
  • Вернуться на главную
  • Написать нам
  • Карта сайта

RESCUE OF PRAGUE, May 1945THE LAST BATTLE OF WORLD WAR TWO IN EUROPE

Officials

Vladimir PUTIN, President of the Russian Federation,
"We never divided the victory into ours and someone else's"
Sergey Shoigu, Russian Defense Minister,
Eyes to the Victory!

History and Modernity

Valery IVANOV,
Revival of Nazism in Europe
Valery ASRIYAN,
Battle of monuments: Combating war memories
Valery Moshev,
A story of turncoats. Traitors that became heroes.
WORLD CELEBRATES VICTORY
Viktor Shestakov,
Sevastopol: the Sacred Symbol of Russia

Great Patriotic War

THE GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR, 1941 - 1945
BATTLE OF MOSCOW, December 1941
Vladimir Shepel, Director of Archive Of the Kazakh President,
Kazakhstan’s arsenal for the frontline
STALINGRAD, November 1942
BATTLE OF KURSK, July 1943
BATTLE OF THE DNIPER, Fall 1943
«OPERATION BAGRATION», Summer 1944
The Sons of the Transcaucasus on the Fronts of the Great Patriotic War
TAJIKISTAN'S FORGE OF VICTORY
MANAS DESCENDANTS IN THE BATTLE AGAINST NAZISM
ULUGBEK'S SUCCESSORS IN THE GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR
TURKMEN WARRIORS IN THE BOOK OF PEOPLE
Tatiana Kunina,
Deadly Fight for Pushkin
BLOCKADE OF LENINGRAD, September 1941 - January 1944
LIBERATION OF EUROPE, 1944 - 1945
THE BATTLE OF BERLIN, Spring 1945
RESCUE OF PRAGUE, May 1945
Vladimir Gall,
Spandau Fortress Gave in without Struggle…
VICTORY PARADE IN MOSCOW, June 24, 1945
LIBERATION OF MANCHURIA, August 1945
ORDER OF VICTORY
VICTORY WEAPONS
 

Ivan Konev, Marshal of the Soviet Union  Ivan Konev, Marshal of the Soviet Union: “While breaking through to Prague from a long way off, we were moving fast toward Prague residents who rose up. We were seriously alarmed for Prague and wanted to come to the rescue of our brothers as soon as possible before the Nazis using their numerical superiority could do away with them. In order to break into Prague in the morning, we had to advance incredibly fast, 80 kilometers, in the early hours of May 9. Each of us did everything we could...”

Insurgent residents of Prague created barricades and engaged in a
battle with Nazis

Insurgent residents of Prague created barricades and engaged in a battle with Nazis

Red Army soldiers entering Prague on May 9, 1945

Red Army soldiers entering Prague on May 9, 1945

Jubilation on Prague streets, May 9, 1945

Jubilation on Prague streets, May 9, 1945

Prague residents meet Marshal of the Soviet Union I.S. Konev

Prague residents meet Marshal of the Soviet Union I.S. Konev

A Wehrmacht grouping numbering up to a million people was deployed near Prague by May 1945. Fulfilling Hitler’s order, the Nazis intended to put up a defense near Prague and inside the city as well, turning it into “a second Berlin”. In this case, the city faced complete destruction.

On May 5, a popular uprising against German occupation broke out in Prague. Nazis started pulling in troops to Prague.

The Soviet Army command remained unaware regarding the U.S. Army plans to liberate Prague from the Germans, so it did not take decisive action for a week’s time after Berlin’s surrender. Only after it received convincing data that the Americans were reluctant to move east of Plzen, the Soviet Army sent strike forces toward Prague and liberated the city on May 9, 1945.

Battles around Prague lasted for several more days, until May 12.

Over 1,000 Soviet soldiers died while liberating the city.

On May 4, the U.S. 88th Infantry Division met at Brenner Pass in the Alps with the 103rd Infantry Division, which, engaged in an offensive from Germany and Austria, had passed through the Alps and entered Italy. On May 8, the entire Italian territory was liberated.

 

Heroic Pages

Brest Fortress Defenders
Heroes of the Panfilov Division
The medal of the Hero of the Soviet Union
Defense of Sevastopol
The Feat of Alexander Matrosov
12 Soviet Hero cities

Allied Effort

THE FIRST VICTIMS OF WAR
THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE UNITED NATIONS
14 GREAT VICTORIES
ALLIED ASSISTANCE AND SUPPORT
WWII ALLIES
ALLIES IN IRAN, 1941 – 1945
RESISTANCE MOVEMENT
THE NORMANDIE-NIEMEN AIR REGIMENT
BROTHERHOOD OF ARMS
Victory in Afghanistan
COALITION THAT UNITED THE WORLD
ELBE DAY
PACIFIC VICTORY
Zhu De, Marshal “Red Virtue”
INTERNATIONAL CONDEMNATION OF NAZISM
RUSSIA REMEMBERS AND MOURNS: THE PRICE OF VICTORY