"At dawn on November 6, 1943, on the eve of Great October, the Red Army has seized Kiev"
Updated: Nov 6, 2021
"At dawn on November 6, 1943, on the eve of Great October, the Red Army has seized Kiev, the capital of Soviet Ukraine" - quote from a Soviet newsreel, 1943
On the morning of November 6, 1943, the Red Army liberated Kiev after 2 years of cruel occupation by the Nazis and their fascist allies and collaborators.
This was the day before the 26th anniversary of the Revolution.
The invaders destroyed monuments and buildings, as well as executing thousands of civilians as they were forced to retreat, but they would never return.
The stamp above was issued in 1963 in commemoration of the event.
Below, overcome by emotion, a woman embraces Nikita Khrushchev in the streets of liberated Kiev
For a newsreel of the event see: Liberation Of Kiev (1944) - YouTube