The defense Ministry has published unique documents of the great Patriotic war
MOSCOW, June 22. /TASS/. Unique documents from declassified holdings of the Central archive of the defense Ministry about the events in the first days of the great Patriotic war can now be found on the website of the defense Department. This was reported on Thursday in the Ministry of defense.
The Ministry said that all the documents had never been published.
The cycle contains more than 100 pages of declassified memoirs of military leaders, including Marshal of the Soviet Union Ivan Bagramyan.
“A unique feature of the presented documents are strict and in the military a clear statement of the Soviet military assessment of the state entrusted to their troops on the eve of war”, — told in the defense Ministry.
The document contains information about deploying troops to the Baltic, Kiev and Belorussian special military district according to the “Plan of defense of the state borders 1941”, published data on the degree of readiness for the start of the war a defensive line along the state border. Many military leaders also shared unique memories of the environment in which units and first clashed with Nazi troops.
“Of special interest are the memoirs of the Deputy chief of the intelligence Department of headquarters of the Baltic special military district Kuzma Derevyanko, which gives a comprehensive assessment of the quality of intelligence of the district command and the front on the eve of the war”, — told in the defense Ministry.