Great Patriotic War

Jun 22, 1941 - May 9, 1945

The Great Patriotic War, is a term used in Russia and 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 between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany and its allies. For some legal purposes its period might be extended to 11 May 1945 to also include the end of the Prague Offensive.
The Great Patriotic War is commemorated on 9 May.
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