First Victory

The Second World War started more then 60 years ago. An entire generation has matured, hardly able to imagine what the war was really like. It doesn't know all the heroes of war. Until recently, it was hard to find the name of General Mikhail Snegov in the history books or in Russian military museums. For many years, Soviet historians concealed the heroic deeds of both the General and his garrison, in the town of Peremyshl, in June 1941. He was responsible for the Soviet Union's first victory in the Second World War. The son of the general Yury Snegov explains why the name of his father was forgotten and tells the true story on RT.