Establishment of Day of Partisans and Underground Resistance was initiated by Administrative Council of Bryansk. The corresponding law was supported by the Federation Council and signed by president.
June 29 marks the day in 1941, when the Council of People's Commissars issued a directive calling on mobilization of all forces and means to defeat German invaders. The directive ordered to create subversive and guerrilla groups that would fight German forces.
Observation of this memorial day is aimed to pay tribute to all partisans and members of underground resistance movement, who fought in rear areas, and made significant contribution to victory of the USSR and Allied forces in World War II. Similar memorial days and observances exist in other countries of the former Soviet Union. For instance, Ukrainians celebrate Day of Partisan Glory on September 22.Remind me with Google Calendar
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