The Soviet flag was raised over the main building of the Reichstag in 14 hours 25 minutes 30 April 1945, according to a combat report of the headquarters of the 1-Belarusian Front, whose units fought for the Reichstag.
On the eve of Defender of the Fatherland Day, the Ministry of Defense published historical documents on its official website dedicated to the significant events of the century-old history of the Armed Forces of our country.
Among other documents included in the selection of the Ministry of Defense is the combat report of the headquarters of the 1 Belarusian Front, Marshal of the Soviet Union Georgy Zhukov, on 30 April 1945 on the battles for the Reichstag area and its main building. The report reports that parts of the 3 Shock Army "occupied the main building of the Reichstag and raised the Soviet flag in it at 14 hours 25 minutes 30 April 1945."
In addition, the military department published the draft Decree of the Council of People's Commissars on January 1918 on the creation of the Red Army with the corrections of Vladimir Lenin and the first edition of the order of the People's Commissar of Defense Joseph Stalin № 24 from 10 January 1943 "On the introduction of new insignia for the personnel of the Red Army, which in the Soviet army were introduced epaulettes.
Among other documents published with the seal "declassified," the order of the chief of staff of the 1-Belarusian Front to acquaint the commanding staff of the front-line units and units with the layout of the city of Berlin and its environs in March of the year 1945, at which the operation was planned.
In addition, the Ministry of Defense published a number of documents of the post-war period.
Recall that in November 2017, the Ministry of Defense published historical documents from the funds of the Central Archive, which tell about the material assistance of the Soviet Union to Poland in 1944-1945.