Today Russia marks 75 years since Nazi troops attacked the Soviet Union. On June 22, 1941, Nazi Germany launched Operation Barbarossa, a massive invasion of the Soviet Union. The Great Patriotic War lasted 3 years, 10 months, 2 weeks and 3 days. Photographs of the 1930s and 1940s showing how the life of Soviet people changed after the Great Patriotic War - in this project by TASS.
May Day demonstration in Moscow's Red Square/Women crying over their dead sons and brothers, Rostov-on-Don
Festivities in a village/Starye Kuznetsy village after the invasion of fascists
Women assembling irons at Moscow machine-building plant/PPSh-41 assembly line at a military plant in Moscow
A view of the Moskow River and the Gorky Park Embankment/An air defense battery guarding the sky at Moscow's Gorky Park
Sailors greet members of Ivan Papanin's expedition near Kronshtadt/Ships of the North Fleet break up a raid of Nazi warplanes
Stalingrad. A view of the Square of the Fallen Warriors/An aerial view of the city during the Battle of Stalingrad