Day of Partisans and Underground Resistance in Russia Date in the current year: June 29, 2017

Day of Partisans and Underground Resistance in Russia Day of Partisans and Underground Resistance is Russian memorial day, that was established in 2009. It was celebrated for the first time on June 29, 2010.

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.

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Anniversaries and Memorial Days

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Russia

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