The Heroes of Novorossiisk: an extract from ‘Myth Making in the Soviet Union and Modern Russia’ by Vicky Davis
History / Second World War

The Heroes of Novorossiisk: an extract from ‘Myth Making in the Soviet Union and Modern Russia’ by Vicky Davis

The 1943 battle to free the Soviet Black Sea port of Novorossiisk from German occupation was fought from the beach head of Malaia zemlia, where the young Colonel Leonid Brezhnev saw action. Despite widespread scepticism of the state‚Äôs appropriation and inflation of this historical event, the heroes of the campaign are still commemorated in Novorossiisk … Continue reading