On May 12, Victor Shamrai, a lecturer from the Faculty of History and Deputy Chairperson of the Voronezh Region Local History Expert Council, presented his book “Voronezh during the Great Patriotic War. The front line (12.07. – 4.10.1942)”. The book is based on information from unpublished documents and tells about the fight for Voronezh in 1942.
It also gives a full account of the seven-month combat of Voronezh army and residents with the Nazi troops in 1942-1943, for which the city was granted the honorary title - the City of Military Glory. The book literally describes every day of the combat, its main stages, results, and their significance, as well as the valour and bravery of those who gloriously defended the city during the war. The academic secretary of the Council of Rectors of Voronezh Region, Vladimir Listengarten, Vice-Rector for Student Affairs and Social Development, Oleg Grishaev, and other participants told the audience about their impression.
The presentation was also followed by a heated discussion of the combat operations in Voronezh and the Voronezh Region. Among the participants there were a lot of VSU students, postgraduates, and lecturers, as well as the Head of the State Archive of the Social and Political History of the Voronezh Region, Vladimir Osadchenko, and journalists, tour guides, librarians, and museum employees. They all agreed on the importance of telling people about the fight for Voronezh and wished Victor Shamrai sucess in his further achievements.