It was at this hour Moscow time 80 years ago that the inhabitants of the Soviet Union were informed of the attack on the country by Nazi Germany. “On June 22, 1941, treacherously violating the non-aggression pact, fascist Germany and its allies launched a blow of unprecedented power on our country: 190 divisions, more than 4 thousand tanks, 47 thousand guns and mortars, about four and a half thousand aircraft, up to 200 ships, 5 million people. The first strikes were made by German aviation at dawn. Hundreds of bombers invaded Soviet airspace. After artillery and air preparation, the enemy crossed the State border of the Soviet Union along its entire length - from the Baltic Sea to the Black Sea. The Great Patriotic War has begun, "- under this message from the speakers, the Khanty-Mansians carried flowers to the memorial.
The ceremony was attended by representatives of the district government, deputies, employees of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the Ministry of Internal
Affairs and other departments, members of the councils of veterans, ordinary citizens.