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On the central street of Ropsha, on a high pedestal, stands a tank with number 9854. Of course, everyone who is even a little interested in Russian history will notice that this formidable combat vehicle is the KV-1 tank. Rare enough, among the “thirty-fours” that became one of the symbols of our Victory in the Great Patriotic War and adorned many military monuments and memorials.But the main thing is that this tank is a true witness to the liberation of Ropsha from the Nazi invaders! And it was on it that the Hero of the Soviet Union, Captain Anatoly Pilyutkin, on January 19, 1944, was the first to break into the streets of the village, which remained in the occupation for two and a half years.|
Ropsha was freed from German captivity in January 1944 - during the Krasnoselsk-Ropsha offensive operation "January Thunder". Note that the operation is also known as "Neva-2". The goals of the Soviet offensive, carried out by the forces of the Leningrad and
Volkhov fronts, were the defeat of the 18th enemy army and the complete lifting of the blockade of Leningrad.