1941 in the Soviet Union
The following lists events that happened during 1941 in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
Sept 8, 1941-The Siege Of Leningrad Begins
On September 8, 1941, German forces closed in around the Soviet city of Leningrad, initiating a siege that would last nearly 900 days and claim the lives of 800,000 civilians.
Operation Barbarossa
Operation Barbarossa (German: Fall Barbarossa, literally "Case Barbarossa"), beginning 22 June 1941, was the code name for Nazi Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union during World War II. Over the cou...
Operation Barbarossa - Wikipedia
Operation Renntier
Operation Renntier (Reindeer) was a German operation during World War II intended to secure the nickel mines around Petsamo in Finland, against a Soviet attack in the event of a renewed war between Fi...
Anders' Army
Anders' Army was the informal yet common name of the Polish Armed Forces in the East in the period 1941–42, in recognition of its commander Władysław Anders. The army was created in the Soviet Union b...
Anders' Army - Wikipedia
June deportation
June deportation (Estonian: Juuniküüditamine, Latvian: Jūnija deportācijas, Lithuanian: Birželio trėmimai) was the first in the series of mass Soviet deportations of tens of thousands of p...
June deportation - Wikipedia
Aufbau Ost (1940)
Aufbau Ost (German: Buildup in the East) was the German operational code name for the mobilisation of forces before the start of Operation Barbarossa and the subsequent invasion of the Soviet Unio...
Aufbau Ost (1940) - Wikipedia
Soviet evacuation of Tallinn
The Soviet evacuation of Tallinn, also called Tallinn disaster or Russian Dunkirk was a Soviet operation to evacuate the 190 ships of the Baltic Fleet, units of the Red Army, and pro-Soviet civilians ...
Soviet evacuation of Tallinn - Wikipedia
Flying Regiment 4, Finnish Air Force
Flying Regiment 4 (Finnish: Lentorykmentti 4 or LeR 4) was a bomber aircraft regiment of the Finnish Air Force. The regiment was formed on January 1, 1938 and was active during the Winter War, the...
Flying Regiment 4, Finnish Air Force - Wikipedia
People's Commissariat for State Security
The People's Commissariat for State Security (Russian: Народный комиссариат государственной безопасности) or NKGB, was the name of the Soviet secret police, intelligence and counter-intelligence...
Ninth Fort massacres of November 1941
The Ninth Fort massacres of November 1941 were two separate mass shootings of 4,934 German Jews in the Ninth Fort near Kaunas, Lithuania. These were the first systematic mass killings of German Jews d...
Declaration of Ukrainian Independence, 1941
The Declaration of Ukrainian Independence of June 30, 1941 was announced by the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) under the leadership of Stepan Bandera, who declared an independent Ukrain...
Declaration of Ukrainian Independence, 1941 - Wikipedia
Tuman (Soviet patrol boat)
The Tuman (Russian: Туман, meaning Mist) was a Soviet patrol boat that achieved lasting fame in a battle fought in Arctic waters of the Barents Sea in 1941.
The Tuman was built in 1931 in the ...
Tuman (Soviet patrol boat) - Wikipedia
Moscow Conference (1941)
The First Moscow Conference of World War II took place from September 29, 1941 to October 1, 1941.W. Averell Harriman representing the United States of America and Lord Beaverbrook representing the Un...
List of victims of the Babi Yar massacre
This is a list of victims of the Babi Yar massacre. During September 29—30, 1941, a special team of German SS aided by Ukrainian police killed 33,771 Jews. Subsequent massacres also included Ukraini...
Baltic Russians
Russians in the Baltic states constitute Russian-speaking communities in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Russians in the Baltic states does not imply a separate ethnic subcategory among the Russians. ...
Baltic Russians - Wikipedia
State Defense Committee
The State Defense Committee (Russian: Государственный комитет обороны, ГКО, Gosudarstvennyj komitet oborony, GKO) was an extraordinary organ of state power in the USSR during the German-Soviet War...
Syrets concentration camp
Syrets concentration camp (also: Syretskij concentration camp) was a Nazi concentration camp established in 1942 in Kiev's western neighborhood of Syrets (Syretsk, Сирець (uk)), part of Kiev sinc...
Syrets concentration camp - Wikipedia
State continuity of the Baltic states
State continuity of the Baltic states describes the continuity of the Baltic states as legal entities under international law while under Soviet rule and German occupation from 1940 to 1991. The preva...
A-A line
Arkhangelsk and Astrakhan, with Moscow, Stalingrad and Leningrad (strategic cities at the limits of Germany's actual advance) also shown.The Arkhangelsk-Astrakhan line, or A-A line for short, was the ...
A-A line - Wikipedia
Soviet Information Bureau
Soviet Information Bureau (Russian: Советское информационное бюро (Sovetskoye informatsionnoye byuro), commonly known as Sovinformburo (Совинформбюро)) was a leading Soviet news agency in 1941 - 1...
Aunus Group
Aunus Group (Finnish: Aunuksen Ryhmä, Aun.R.) was a formation of the Finnish Army during the Continuation War. It was formed on March 1, 1942 from troops of the Army of Karelia which was disbanded...
1941 Odessa massacre
30°43′59″E / 46.466°N 30.733°E / 46.466; 30.733The Odessa massacre is the name given to the mass murder of Jews in Odessa and surrounding towns in Transnistria during the autu...
1941 Odessa massacre - Wikipedia