J. V. Stalin

Order of the Day

January 29, 1944

Source : Works, Vol. 15
Publisher : Red Star Press Ltd., London, 1984
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Issued by Marshal Stalin and addressed to Army General Popoov

Our troops of the Second Baltic Front to-day, January 29, as a result of a surprise attack, captured the town and large railway junction of Novo-Sokolniki, an important strong-point in the- German defence.

In the fighting for the town of Novo-sokol-niki distinction was won by troops commanded by Lieut.-General Yushkevitch, Maj.-General Kronik, artillerymen under Lieut.-General of Artillery Nichkov, Colonel Arakushinsky, Lieut.-Colonel Zalivakin, Lieut,-Colonel Rogov and Lieut.-Colonel Kulchitsky, tankmen under Major Yeretsky and Major Merslov, airmen under Lieut.-Colonel Trushkin, and sappers under Colonel Leshev and Major Kondratyev.

To commemorate the victory, the units and formations which particularly distinguished themselves in the fighting are recommended to bear the name of Novo-Sokolniki and to be decorated with Orders.

To-day, January 29, at 22.00 hours, the capital of our Motherland, Moscow, in the name of the Motherland, will salute with 12 artillery salvoes from 124 guns our gallant troops which took part in the fighting for the liberation of Novo-Sokolniki.

For the excellent military operations I express my thanks to all troops under your command which took part in the fighting for the li-beration of the town of Novo-Sokolniki.

Eternal glory to the heroes who fell in the struggle for the freedom and independence of our Motherland.

Death to the German invaders!

Marshal of the Soviet Union
Supreme Commander-in-Chief