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In St. Petersburg rekonstruiruet fighting for Krasnoye Selo in January 1944

SAINT-PETERSBURG, January 14. /TASS/. The festival of historical reconstruction, dedicated to the liberation of the red Village in 1944, will be held in the South of St. Petersburg on Sunday. It will be attended by more than 250 fans of military history and more than 20 units of military equipment recreated, told TASS the chief Director of the festival Paul Baranenko.

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“Will pass military-historical reconstruction, dedicated to the liberation of the red Village, held from 15 to 19 January 1944. In combat will be applied seven or eight armored vehicles, the same number [of units] light vehicles – cars, motorcycles, trucks and up to 10 artillery shells from both sides, with the German and the red Army. We have 270 participants – re-enactors from the clubs of St . Petersburg, Leningrad region, Moscow and other cities,” – said Baranenko.

The scenario of reconstruction of battles would include, in particular, the scenes depicting several of the most famous exploits of Soviet soldiers, connected with the history of the liberation of the red village.

“Feat Tipanova that breast closed German pillbox and gave his company to continue the attack; a feat tanker Spirina, who after his tank was hit, returned fire from the machine, and when they found him, around him lay a large number of Germans they killed his small arms; Fedorov, who blew the cost of his life German self-propelled rig, which was about to destroy his small unit,” he listed the Agency interlocutor.

Interactive zone

In addition to the reconstruction of the battle, the organizers have prepared an interactive zone where visitors can learn about a particular kind of troops, who took part in the fighting for Krasnoye Selo.

“Exhibitions will be very much and the gunners, gunners, signalers, and a separate headquarters. Even the first time will be a new club [the reenactors], which will talk about the work of courts, military tribunals,” said Baranenko.

Fighting for Krasnoye Selo

Fighting for Krasnoye Selo in January 1944 became part of the operation “January thunder”, during which Leningrad was fully lifted the blockade. The red storm a Village occupied by German troops, ended with success on January 19. Fully siege of Leningrad was lifted on January 27.

The battle for Leningrad began on July 10, 1941, when German troops entered the territory of the Leningrad region, which in those years included the territory of modern Novgorod and Pskov regions. The date of its expiry historians believe 9 August 1944 – the day of the Vyborg-Petrozavodsk offensive operation of the red Army. In the battle for Leningrad killed about 1 million Soviet soldiers and more than 800 thousand civilians. More than 1.5 million people awarded medals “For defense of Leningrad”.

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