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The gunners motorized connections of the southern military district (JUVO), stationed in the Volgograd region, made a “Shot memory” on Mamaev Kurgan in honor of those killed during the great Patriotic war.

The shot was fired exactly at 12 noon local time on the southern slopes of Mamayev Kurgan two guns ZIS-3 times of the great Patriotic war.

Also, the event was attended by chief of the Volgograd garrison, Colonel Vadim Klimenko, a military band and honor guard motorized connections of the southern military district


Volgograd is one of the most famous and significant cities, bearing the title of hero–city. In the summer of 1942, German troops launched a massive offensive on the southern front, trying to capture the Caucasus, Pridon, the lower Volga and the Kuban – the richest and most fertile lands of the USSR. In the first place, came under attack the city of Stalingrad, the offensive in which was assigned 6th army under the command of Colonel-General Paulus.

75 days continued the offensive, and finally, the enemy at Stalingrad was surrounded and defeated. January 1943 brought a complete victory on this front. The fascist invaders were surrounded, and General Paulus and his entire army surrendered. For all the time of the battle of Stalingrad the German army lost more than 1.5 million people.

Stalingrad was one of the first named the city-hero. This honorary title was first announced in the order of the commander-in-chief from may 1, 1945. And the medal “For defense of Stalingrad” has become a symbol of the courage of the defenders of the city.

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