«…Patriotism, the desire to be right in the battles were above all». Memoirs of M.V. Stegantsev about the first days of the Great Patriotic War.
To the 100th anniversary of the birth of M.V. Stegantsev, Director of the Russian State Military Archive from 1985 to 1992, one of the founders of the Russian Society of Historians and Archivists, his memories of military education, service in the Danube Flotilla, the first days of the Great Patriotic War, participation in the defense of Sevastopol, preserved in the family archive, are published (by audio recording).