MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Cadets of the Military Institute (Engineering and Technical) of the Military Academy of Logistics paid tribute to the participants in the Shlisselburg landing, who heroically defended the Leningrad Region in the first months of the Great Patriotic War.
In the battles for Shlisselburg, the cadets of the Higher Engineering and Technical School of the Navy (the name of the institute in 1941-1944) had to fight, who from September 14, 1941 were actively trained to participate in the landing group. However, in connection with the aggravated situation at the front and the tragic outcome of the previous landing operation near Shlisselburg, the company’s tasks were changed: the cadets were sent to perform tasks related to the defense of the city along the Vasilyevsky Island line.
80 years later, VI (IT) cadets came to Shlisselburg to bow to the heroes-defenders of the Neva land and remember their combat predecessors.
Before the start of the main events, representatives of all faculties visited one of the most iconic places in the Leningrad Region – the Museum-Reserve “Breaking the Siege of Leningrad”, where they got acquainted with the 900-day history of besieged Leningrad, learned about all the attempts of Soviet troops to break the blockade.
On the initiative of the director of the Shlisselburg city library named after the poet M.A. Dudin Tatiana Melikova cadets met with the author of monographs dedicated to Shlisselburg and its defenders, an outstanding local historian Yuri Ovsyannikov. The conversation was attended not only by cadets of VI (IT), but also Shlisselburg schoolchildren, who, like their older comrades, paid due attention to the history of their region.
The military-historical trip to Shlisselburg ended with a solemn mourning action at the memorial in honor of the fallen paratroopers in September 1941.
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