22 Jun '11, 4am

Pictures: Russia marks 70 years since Nazi invasion in solemn ceremony

Pictures: Russia marks 70 years since Nazi invasion in solemn ceremony

World War II veterans attend a predawn ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union, in downtown Moscow, Russia. -- PHOTO: AP MOSCOW - RUSSIA on Wednesday marks 70 years since the invasion of the Soviet Union by Nazi Germany, an event that apparently caught Stalin wholly unprepared and is still remembered by Moscow with deep unease. The German Wehrmacht launched Operation Barbarossa in the early hours of June 22, 1941, and would sweep through vast swathes of Soviet territory almost to the point of taking Moscow before finally suffering defeats over the winter. Russia and most other former Soviet states see June 22, 1941 as the true start of World War II, which is known in Russia as the Great Patriotic War. Within months, key Soviet cities like Kiev and Rostov-on-Don were under Nazi occupation. In contrast to the military parades and bombas...

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