The German Fascists sealed their fate on this day in 1941 when they invaded the Soviet Union, thus beginning the period of conflict known as the Great Patriotic War.
The Hitlerites had initial successes that was similar to that enjoyed by Napoleon in the Patriotic War.
In both wars, the invaders penetrated deeply into Russian territory. The Germans failed to take Moscow, unlike the French. Dislodging the German invaders took much longer.
Both wars ended with Russian soldiers marching down the streets of the capital of the enemy.