August 31, 2022: 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 79th anniversary of Taganrog's Liberation.
Commemorative events for the city's liberation by the Soviet Army were held with the local government representatives. Taganrog City Manager Mikhail Solonitsin, Vice-President of Taganrog City Council Valery Selivanov laid flowers at Military Glory stela.
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.
Volunteers distributed reprinted edition of "Taganrogskaya Pravda" ("Truth from Taganrog") of September 2, 1943 in the central streets of the city.
The screening of war films took place in the open-air dance pavilion in Gorky park. Two gala concerts, dedicated to Taganrog's Liberation, were held in the evening.
The 79th Liberation Day celebration culminated in a fireworks show that illuminated the sky at 9PM.