And here it is, the long-awaited issue of the newspaper "Stalin's Tribuna" on May 10, 1945. On the front page, next to the portrait of Stalin, there is a decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR "On declaring May 9 the Victory Day". And after the decree - the Act on the unconditional military surrender of the German armed forces.
The second page of the newspaper tells how the news of the surrender of Hitlerite Germany was greeted in Khanty-Mansiysk.
"The whole country was awakened yesterday morning by the solemn voice of the Moscow announcer. Germany surrendered. The war is over. Almost four years our people have been waiting for this day, "we read in the issue of May 10, 1945 in the editorial" Victory Day ".
"By ten o'clock all workers, employees, students of Khanty-Mansiysk gathered in the square near the House of Soviets. Many had fresh flowers in their buttonholes, everyone congratulated each other. "Happy Victory Day" - was heard from everywhere. At the very podium, the girls sang a song about Stalin. The decrepit old men and women, who had probably not left the house for several years due to illness, also came to the square and looked with happy eyes at the podium, at the flags, at the joyful, well-dressed youth. The women cried without wiping away their tears of joy. "