Vitebsk liberated during Vitebsk-Orsha offensive operation 75 years ago

26.06.2019
On June 26, 75 years ago, Vitebsk was liberated from Nazi invaders during the Vitebsk-Orsha offensive operation. Forces of the Red Army’s 1st Belarusian and 3rd Baltic Fronts took part in the battle for the city. Vitebsk had been under the rule of the enemy for almost 3 years. Flowers were laid to the Eternal Flame on Victory Square in Vitebsk. On Saturday, reenactors will recreate one of the episodes of the liberation of the city – the liberation of the last bridge across the Western Dvina that was mined by the Nazis. The ancient Belarusian city is going to celebrate its anniversary this year. Vitebsk is turning 1045 years old.
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