Soviet plan to beat back Nazis declassified

A trove of newly

A trove of newly declassified documents has revealed how the Red Army war machine turned the tide on Adolf Hitler’s fascist forces in a counteroffensive, even as the Nazi German Army closed in on Moscow in 1941.

On Friday, the Russian Ministry of Defense released a new archive on its website, entitled “the great turn at Moscow” and dedicated “to the immortal deeds of the defenders of the capital.” The release marks the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Moscow, when, in the winter of 1941, the Soviet Army repelled the Third Reich’s attack, putting an end to the Axis’ hopes for a swift victory over the USSR.

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