Russia Commemorates 80 Years Since 1943 Liberation of Novorossiysk
On 16 September 1943, the Soviet Red Army liberated Novorossiysk from Nazi German forces, driving them out of the city with the combined efforts of Soviet ground and naval forces.
The success of Soviet forces in defeating Nazi German defences in the region also allowed the USSR to liberate the Taman Peninsula in its entirety.
The Battle of Novorossiysk marked the finale of the Soviets' struggle against the Nazis for dominance over the Caucasus region — a battle from which the USSR emerged triumphant.
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