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75 years ago during the Berlin offensive, Soviet troops hoisted the Victory Banner on the Reichstag roof. It was one of several Soviet banners, installed on the roof of the Berlin town hall during her assault.

Mastering the Reichstag was assigned to the 79th rifle corps of the 3rd shock army of the 1st Belorussian front. The fought for every floor, on staircases and in the corridors was melee. The storm continued until the morning of may 1.

Initially, the military Council of the 3rd shock army handed over to their divisions, nine red banners, specially made on the type of the state flag of the USSR. One of them is the number 5 known as the Victory Banner – was transferred to the 150th rifle division. Such improvised red banners, flags, and flags were all advanced units, formations and divisions. They are usually awarded assault groups, I, recruited from among volunteers and who went into battle with the main task — to break into the Reichstag Parliament building and the Victory Banner.

Late on the evening of 30 April over the Reichstag began to rise red flags. Fighting in the building was still, but the assault groups one after another performed the tasks. The Victory banner was red banner No. 5. He was placed on a sculpture horse knight, Kaiser Wilhelm, on the orders of the commander of the 756 th infantry regiment of the 150th rifle division of Colonel Fyodor Zinchenko scouts Sergeant Mikhail Yegorov and Junior Sergeant Meliton Kantaria, who was accompanied by Lieutenant Alexei Berest and gunners of the guard staff Sergeant Ilya Sanova.

Just over the Reichstag was raised by about 40 flags.

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