August 30, 2023: every year on August 30 residents of Taganrog commemorate their city's liberation day from Nazi German occupation in 1943. According to statistics and historic records, 858 buildings including 15 schools, 7 hospitals and major factories were destroyed during 683 occupation days. This year marks the 80th anniversary of Taganrog's Liberation.
Commemorative events for the city's liberation by the Soviet Army were held with the local government representatives. President of Taganrog City Council and City Executive Inna Titarenko and Taganrog City Manager Andrey Fateyev laid flowers at Military Glory stela and then congratulated all the residents of Taganrog.
"80 years ago, on this day, the third salute was given in Moscow in commemoration of Taganrog's Liberation. The courage and endurance of all those who brought the Victory closer deserve deep respect. The feat of our soldiers will never be forgotten," said Andrey Fateyev.
"Thousands of Taganrog residents who fought against the abhorrent enemy at the front and underground, who gave their lives for freedom and the Great Victory stay in our hearts forever. Let us be worthy of their deeds!" wrote Inna Titarenko on her VKontakte page.
Taganrog Local Government officials also laid flowers on war memorials "Tank", "To Pilots", "To Underground Heroes", "To Sailors", "To Soviet and Party Officials". They visited the Immortality Alley and Gully of Death as well.