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 München
Operation München (Operaţiunea München) was the Romanian codename of a joint German-Romanian offensive during the German invasion of the Soviet Union in World War II, with the primary objective of rec...
Operation München - Wikipedia
First Battle of Kharkov
The 1st Battle of Kharkov so named by Wilhelm Keitel was the 1941 tactical battle for the city of Kharkov (now Kharkiv) (Ukrainian SSR) during the final phase of Operation Barbarossa between the Germa...
First Battle of Kharkov - Wikipedia
Aunus Radio
Aunus Radio was a Finnish radio station operating in an area held by Finland in East Karelia during the continuation war.
Finnish military command was aware of the significant impact radio had on ...
Aunus Radio - 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...
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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
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...
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...
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
Babi Yar memorials
Babi Yar, a ravine near Kiev, was the scene of possibly the largest shooting massacre during the Holocaust. After the war, commemoration efforts encountered serious difficulty because of the policy of...
Babi Yar memorials - Wikipedia
Finnish reconquest of the Karelian Isthmus (1941)
The Finnish reconquest of the Karelian Isthmus (1941) refers to a military campaign carried out by Finland in 1941. It was part of what is commonly referred to as the Continuation War.Early in the wa...
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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...
Ambush (1999 film)
Ambush (Finnish: Rukajärven tie) is a 1999 Finnish war film directed by Olli Saarela. Literally "Road of Rukajärvi", the film debuted on 22 January 1999 in Finland, after which it was released in...
Ambush (1999 film) - 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
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