The Common Struggle Against Fascism
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Handwritten text of Vyacheslav Molotov’s radio broadcast

22 June 1941
Archive of Foreign Policy of the Russian Federation

"Today, at 4 o'clock in the morning, German troops have entered our country, without making any demands on the Soviet Union and without a declaration of war. They have attacked our borders in many places and have subjected our towns to aerial bombardments.

The Red Army and our population shall once more wage a triumphant War of the Fatherland for our homeland, for honour and for freedom.

Our cause is just. The enemy shall be defeated. Victory shall be ours!"