The Battle of Caucuses

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Portrait of Valentina Grizodubova, a pilot
Portrait of Evdokia Nikulina, a pilot of the all-female 46th Taman Guards Night Bomber Aviation Regiment
Portrait of Natalya Meklin, a pilot of the all-female 46th Taman Guards Night Bomber Aviation Regiment awarded the Hero of the Soviet Union title
Portrait of Vera Belik, a pilot of the all-female 46th Taman Guards Night Bomber Aviation Regiment
Portrait of Natalya Meklin, a pilot of the all-female 46th Taman Guards Night Bomber Aviation Regiment
Navigator Elena Salikova and pilot Anna Vysotskaya. Novorossiysk
Navigator Glafira (Irina) Kashirina and pilot Maria Nikitina (left to right). Novorossiysk
After liberation. Novorossiysk
Submarines. Batumi
Paratrooper with a squeezebox. Novorossiysk. 1943
Fighting to liberate Novorossiysk
Red Army soldiers defending the Caucasian passes listen to a Moscow radio broadcast
Tuapse Defensive Operation. Reconnaissance scouts are moving into the enemy’s rear
Guard Red Army soldiers, reconnaissance scouts of the 9th Infantry Brigade K.A. Kaditch and Yu. G. Dolubekov
A team of military mountaineers climbing Elbrus to remove German flag and to raise the Soviet one.
A.I. Gryaznov, L.G. Korotaev and N.P. Persiyaninov, participants of the Battle for Elbrus, removing the flag of Nazi Germany and planting Soviet flag
Lieutenants A.V. Bagrov and N.N. Persiyaninov climbing Elbrus
Lieutenant A.V. Bagrov and Lieutenant A. A. Nemchinov with the flag of the USSR on the summit of Elbrus
Assault group of the Transcaucasian Front that installed Soviet flags instead of German ones on Elbrus peak.
Members of the mountaineering group before climbing to the peaks of Elbrus to install the flags of the USSR
Boris Grachev, Senior Lieutenant, participant of the operation for removing the flags of Nazi Germany from the peaks of the Caucasus and planting Soviet flags
Portrait of Valentina Grizodubova, a pilot
Portrait of Evdokia Nikulina, a pilot of the all-female 46th Taman Guards Night Bomber Aviation Regiment
Portrait of Natalya Meklin, a pilot of the all-female 46th Taman Guards Night Bomber Aviation Regiment awarded the Hero of the Soviet Union title
Portrait of Vera Belik, a pilot of the all-female 46th Taman Guards Night Bomber Aviation Regiment
Portrait of Natalya Meklin, a pilot of the all-female 46th Taman Guards Night Bomber Aviation Regiment
Navigator Elena Salikova and pilot Anna Vysotskaya. Novorossiysk
Navigator Glafira (Irina) Kashirina and pilot Maria Nikitina (left to right). Novorossiysk
After liberation. Novorossiysk
Submarines. Batumi
Paratrooper with a squeezebox. Novorossiysk. 1943
Fighting to liberate Novorossiysk
Red Army soldiers defending the Caucasian passes listen to a Moscow radio broadcast
Tuapse Defensive Operation. Reconnaissance scouts are moving into the enemy’s rear
Guard Red Army soldiers, reconnaissance scouts of the 9th Infantry Brigade K.A. Kaditch and Yu. G. Dolubekov
A team of military mountaineers climbing Elbrus to remove German flag and to raise the Soviet one.
A.I. Gryaznov, L.G. Korotaev and N.P. Persiyaninov, participants of the Battle for Elbrus, removing the flag of Nazi Germany and planting Soviet flag
Lieutenants A.V. Bagrov and N.N. Persiyaninov climbing Elbrus
Lieutenant A.V. Bagrov and Lieutenant A. A. Nemchinov with the flag of the USSR on the summit of Elbrus
Assault group of the Transcaucasian Front that installed Soviet flags instead of German ones on Elbrus peak.
Members of the mountaineering group before climbing to the peaks of Elbrus to install the flags of the USSR
Boris Grachev, Senior Lieutenant, participant of the operation for removing the flags of Nazi Germany from the peaks of the Caucasus and planting Soviet flags

Fighting to liberate Novorossiysk

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