August 25, 2017: The annual Mius Frontline Breakthrough reenactment was dedicated to the 74th liberation anniversary of Taganrog and Rostov Oblast from Nazi Germany occupation. The historic battlefield was equipped with bunkers, barbed wire and full profile trenches. More than 1500 reenactors from Taganrog Military History Museum, history clubs from Taganrog and Rostov Oblast, historical clubs of Neklinovka district reenacted soldiers, marines and cavalry of the Red Army and Wehrmacht.
Authentic pieces of artillery, mortars, armored personnel carriers, tanks, and other military equipment were used in the battlefield. Enthusiasts recreated several events that took place between August 17 and August 30, 1943: interrogation of the local villagers by Romanian and Italian soldiers, the tragic death of the famous fighter ace Lydia Litvyak, Soviet troops attacking the pack line of German defence, and many more. To re-create a realistic atmosphere of the battle, SWAT units of explosives experts used 400 pyrotechnic charges of various capacities.
Several thousands people from Taganrog, Rostov-on-Don and neighboring towns gathered on the site to watch the large reenactment of Mius Frontline breakthrough.