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Today, Murmansk hosted celebrations dedicated to the 77th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi troops in the Arctic. The command and servicemen of the Red Banner Order of Ushakov of the Northern Fleet, representatives of the government of the Murmansk region, law enforcement agencies, youth and patriotic associations took part in the memorial rally at the memorial to the Defenders of the Soviet Arctic during the Great Patriotic War.

Speaking at the rally, the commander of the Northern Fleet, Hero of Russia, Admiral Alexander Moiseev, noted that the Soviet people withstood and won the most terrible war, giving a peaceful life to subsequent generations.

“We must preserve what our ancestors defended,” emphasized Admiral Alexander Moiseev.

At noon, an artillery crew of a separate motorized rifle brigade of the Northern Fleet fired a shot from a salute gun installed on the territory of the memorial complex. A similar action “Memory Shot”, dedicated today to the 77th anniversary of the defeat of the Nazi troops in the Arctic, is also held on Victory Day on May 9 and on the Day of Remembrance and Mourning on June 22.

Members of military-historical reconstruction clubs from Murmansk, Arkhangelsk, Moscow and other regions demonstrated to the Murmansk residents a simulated battle between Soviet and German troops, imitating an episode of the Petsamo-Kirkenes offensive operation of the Karelian Front and Northern Fleet forces in October 1944. During the military-historical reconstruction, means of simulating explosions and blank ammunition were used.

Also for northerners on the territory of the memorial complex there was a field kitchen and themed theatrical areas, where they read poems and sang songs of the war years.

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