80 years ago the beginning of WWII

On June 23, 1941 general mobilization to the front began.

80 years ago this day the whole country began to live “in a new way” – according to the laws of wartime. And in the newspaper “Pravda” for the first time the war was called “the Great Patriotic War”.



On the basis of article 49, paragraph “L” of the Constitution of the USSR Presidium of the Supreme Soviet declared mobilization on the territory of military districts – Leningrad, Baltic special, Western special, Kiev special, Odessa, Kharkov, Oryol, Moscow, Archangel, Ural, Siberian, Volga, North Caucasus and Transcaucasian.

Subject to mobilization were those men born between 1905 and 1918 inclusive.

The first day of mobilization is June 23rd, 1941.

Chairman of the Presidium of the
of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR M. Kalinin

Secretary of the Presidium of the USSR Supreme Soviet
of the USSR Supreme Soviet A. Gorkin

Pravda. 1941. June 23.

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