This year, a reconstruction of the battle of Voronezh will take place on 29 January at the Voronezh water reservoir esplanade, opposite the “Diorama" museum (94 Leninsky prospekt, “Ulitsa Arzamasskaya” bus stop). The reconstruction of the events that happened in the city in the winter of 1943 will be conducted in Voronezh for the ninth time. The performance, which has been organised by Nabat regional public organization, will start at 14.00.
Voronezh was liberated from the Nazi 74 years ago. The right bank of the city was occupied by the German troops for 212 days: between 7 June 1942 and 25 January 1943. It is a matter of pride that it was not liberated in the full meaning of the word as only a part of the city was captured. Thousands of the Red Army soldiers lost their lives to defend the left bank of Voronezh that was never abandoned to the enemy. As a result, historic maps from all parts of the world show the final battle line run through the middle of Voronezh.
Last year, about 230 representatives of 14 war patriotic clubs from Voronezh, Moscow, Belgorod, Kursk, and some other cities took part in the reconstruction battle of Voronezh. In 2016, the military equipment that was present at the reconstruction only included a Katyusha multiple rocket launcher, that was produced in Voronezh, and an armoured fighting vehicle from Rostov. Nevertheless, a scenario about civilians who were captured by Nazis made this performance highly emotional and spectacular.
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