I posted here the official archive document of the Russian General Staff drawn up 2 months before the German invasion of Russia. It meant the general offensive of the Red Army in Poland, the seizure of Warsaw and the defeat of the Wehrmacht to the west of it. Not only that - the Russians entered World War II on September 17, 1939; before the invasion of the Germans they conducted two military campaigns, seized and annexed Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Bessarabia, Bukovina and the Finnish Karelian Isthmus.You can start here
Icebreaker (Suvorov) - Wikipedia
Suvorov's view that a Soviet invasion of Germany was imminent in 1941 is not shared by most historians.
A noteworthy rebuttal of Suvorov's thesis is contained in Colonel David Glantz's work Stumbling Colossus: The Red Army on the Eve of World War.
Summarising the western scholars' opinion on Icebreaker Hugh Ragsdale concludes that the book is "generally considered discredited" by now,whereas Jonathan Haslam notes that Suvorov's claims "would be comical were it not taken so seriously"
But at the same time, the “majority of historians” are sure that after that Russia became peaceful and she was prepared just for defense.
Meanwhile it turned out in June 1941 that its huge army was completely unprepared for defense. Why? Because in the first half of 1941 the Red Army was preparing for anything, but not for defense. And it is completely obvious. Similarly, it was preparing for a large offensive in the spring of 1942 near Kharkov and in the east of Crimea. And there the Germans also struck first - and completely defeated the Russian units, which prepared for the offensive, and not for defense
And surprisingly, with all this Russian peace-loving - at the end of the WWII - in addition to the countries and territories Russia captured in 1939-1940 - she seized and annexed a whole string of another territories of other countries - half of East Prussia, half of Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands
I checked these "50%". Here is the official summary of the availability and serviceability of tanks in the Red Army in June 1941.More than 50% of all Soviet tanks needed major repairs on June 22, 1941. If an invasion was planned, these maintenance tasks would be carried out
Сколько танков было у Сталина?
All in all, the Russian army had 25,932 tanks then. Of these, 1 category (new tanks) - 2.612
2 category (completely serviceable) - 17.366
In total, the 19,978 Russian tanks on the day the German invasion began were perfectly operational. This is 77% of their total number, and not at all 50%. Not only that - in the troops of the Western Military Districts, the Russians had 11,000 tanks just in its Tank Corps, and the superiority in attack power over the Germans was sufficient for a large offensive.
The remaining 23% of the tanks were of 3 category (needed mid-repair) or 4 category (required major repairs)
The Red Army really was not ready for an offensive on June 22, 1941, since a large number of troops were on their way to the western border. The Russians had enough fuel and ammunition near the western border in June 1941, but a huge number of depots with ammunition and fuel were bombed off by German aircraft or went to the Germans as a trophy in the first weeks of the German invasion. Stalin really did not think that the Germans would begin the invasion in the summer of 1941, because he knew that the main goal of the Germans was a big invasion of the British Isles and the subsequent division of the fat colonies of the British Empire. This is confirmed by the diaries of the Chief of the German General Staff Halder. Even in the midst of the German invasion of Russia, he wrote about the war with the British as a priority. And it is precisely based on the German invasion of England, the Kremlin planned to deliver a powerful blow to the bare German rear. And Stalin also knew that the Russians had many times more tanks and airplanes than Germans. And he believed that the Germans are not crazy to attack the Russians themself with a small qty of German tanks and plane.
Another question is that the Germans postponed the invasion of the islands. But the Russian military flywheel had already gained high speed, and their preparations for the invasion were in full swing. In the midst of this preparations, the Germans themselves hit the Russians. Hence the heavy pogrom of the Red Army, which was in the process of being deployed for an offensive, and not at all in defensive order. The facts of the massed preparation of the Russians for the invasion of the West are much more than Suvorov voiced. They started World War II very successfully for Russia and did not intend to stop. For this huge country was completely ineffective in peacetime. She was completely engineered towards a big war. Engineered much better than the Third Reich.
And about the preparation of a large invasion by the Russians Hitler wrote in a letter to his friend Mussolini the day before the start of the German offensive against Russia. Two military monsters were preparing to exterminate each other after two years of close cooperation. And the Germans managed to strike the first blow, beating the Russians. And they completely destroyed the Red Army that confronted them in June 1941.
And in the winter of 1941, the Germans suddenly discovered that they were opposed by the new Red Army. They also defeated this army in 1942 — and by the beginning of 1943 the next Red Army had defeated the Germans at Stalingrad. The Russians were preparing to fight until the last Russian. In the family of my wife's grandfather, who lived in a village in the Middle Volga in the deep Russian rear, his father, 11 children, was called to the front. And 9 out of 11 children died of hunger.
Compare with the German law on the last son in force even at the end of the WWII