The 2nd of February in Russia is the Day of Defeat by the Soviet Army of Nazi troops in the battle of Stalingrad in 1943
14:52 2 февраля 2016
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The Day of military glory of Russia is marked on the 2nd of February. On this day in 1943 the Soviet Army in the battle of Stalingrad defeated the Nazi troops of Germany.
The battle of Stalingrad became one the largest battles in the Great Patriotic War and the critical stage of the Second World War.
The plans of the fascist commanders for the summer of 1942 included defeat of the Soviet Army in the south of the country: to conquer oil districts of the Caucasus, rich agricultural districts of Don and Kuban, to destroy communications connecting the center with the Caucasus and to create conditions for the end of the war in favor of the Nazi troops.
But these plans were ruined. 200 heroic days of defense of Stalingrad went into history as the bloodiest and cruel. On that moment the surrender of the city meant not only military but also ideological defeat. At defense of the city more than 700 thousand Soviet soldiers and officers were whether killed or wounded.