Moscow Defence Zone

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Barricades on a Moscow street, in autumn-winter of 1941.

The Moscow Defence Zone was a front of the Red Army during World War II, to defend Moscow from the German advance.[1] It was set up on 2 December 1941 to manage the troops of 24th and 60th Armies and part of the anti-aircraft defences.


The Moscow Defence Zone was established on December 2, 1941. It controlled the armies earmarked for the defence of Moscow, the 24th and 60th Armies.


  1. ^ "Мемуары генерал-лейтенанта К.Ф. Телегина. Московская зона обороны". Archived from the original on 2012-11-30.

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