MOSCOW, June 22 (Itar-Tass) – Russia marks the Day of Memory and Grief this Tuesday. It was instituted by the Russian president’s decree of June 8, 1996 and is marked on the day of starting the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945) of Soviet people against Nazi invaders. At the dawn of June 22, 1941, fascist Germany treacherously attacked the Soviet Union. Its aviation made massive strikes on airfields, railway hubs, naval bases, barracks of military units and numerous cities to a depth of 250-300 kilometres from the state border. Italy, Hungary, Finland and Romania also joined the war against the Soviet Union.