MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
In the place where the Red Army was created, the city of Ivangorod, Leningrad Region, solemn events dedicated to the Defender of the Fatherland Day were held with the participation of the command of the combined-arms army of the Western Military District, the laying of wreaths at the mass grave of Soviet soldiers who fell in the battles of the Second World War in 1941-1945, as well as the military-historical reconstruction of one of the battles of the Narva operation in February 1944.
As part of the event, the participants in the reconstruction demonstrated the main elements of the offensive actions of the Soviet army, the storming of fortified structures, simulated the results of engaging the enemy with artillery fire, and disarming the enemy in hand-to-hand combat.
More than 300 members of military history clubs of the region and about 10 units of historical equipment took part in the event, more than a thousand flash-noise cartridges and means of simulating artillery fire and air strikes were used.
In addition, a static display of weapons and military equipment “Weapon of Victory” was organized for the guests of the event by the participants of the search detachments and military personnel of the combined-arms army, a field kitchen with hot tea and soldier’s porridge worked.
At the end of the program, spectators were treated to a festive concert with the participation of creative teams from the city of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region.
Ivangorod is an important historical site in the history of the Armed Forces – it was here that the Workers ‘and Peasants’ Red Army was created in 1918.
In 1700, the first guards regiments – Semyonovsky and Preobrazhensky – were baptized here. And in 1944 – the siege of Narva resulted in one of the largest and bloodiest battles of the Great Patriotic War.
In total, the battle for Narva lasted six months: from February to July 1944 (inclusive). More than 136 thousand Soviet soldiers and officers were involved in the offensive operation. In the decisive assault alone, in the last week of July, 4,685 people were killed; more than 18 thousand were injured.
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