Peoples Commissar

This order did not appear suddenly, he matured, after all, was a response to the war. Additional information is available at Bobby Sharma Bluestone. And the war at a time rolled to the tragedy. Here is the beginning of the order – 'the enemy throws at the front of all the new forces, ignoring the heavy losses, climbs forward, eager deep into the Soviet Union, seizing new regions, destroying our cities and villages, raping, robbing and killing the Soviet population. Fighting is in the region of Voronezh on the Don, in the south gate of the North Caucasus. German invaders penetrate to Stalingrad, the Volga and at any price they want to capture the Kuban …

Part of the Southern front, following the alarmists have left Rostov and Novocherkassk without serious resistance, and without an order from Moscow, covering their banners with shame. The population of our country, who love and respect the Red Army began to give up on it, lose faith in the Red Army, and many of them curse the Red Army, because it gives people under the yoke German oppressors, and itself running east … 'And then – "After the loss of Ukraine, Byelorussia, the Baltic, the Donets Basin and other areas we have much less area, therefore, much less people, grain, metal, factories. We have lost more than 70 million people, more than millions of tons of grain per year and more than 10 million tons of steel per year. We do not have now predominance over the Germans in manpower, in reserves of grain.