VDNH takes part in All-Russian Minute of Silence

22 june 2021

Today employees and guests of the Exhibition centre laid flowers on the memorial plaque to the Exhibition Workers Who Died During the Great Patriotic War, 1941–1945 outside Pavilion No. 57.

They honoured the memory of those who fought and died during the Great Patriotic War with a moment of silence at 12:15 p.m. That is the exact moment when Soviet citizens were informed of Germany's invasion of the USSR on 22 June 1941.

260 employees of the All-Union Agricultural Exhibition fought within Moscow's 13th Rostokino militia division. The division was put together in early July 1941 in Moscow's Rostokino district. 127 employees of the exhibition died during the fighting that ensued. The total number of All-Union Agricultural Exhibition employees that died in among units is unknown.

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