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|For the steadfastness, courage and heroism shown in difficult conditions by the defenders of Novorossiysk during the Great Patriotic War, on May 7, 1966, the city of Novorossiysk was awarded the Order of the Patriotic War of the 1st degree, and on September 14, 1973, he was awarded the honorary title "Hero City" and he was awarded the Order of Lenin and the Gold Star medal. The battles for Novorossiysk lasted 393 days. In early September 1942, Nazi troops captured most of the city. During the occupation of Novorossiysk, about 7 thousand people were tortured in the dungeons of the Gestapo, more than 32 thousand people were hijacked by Germany. The Novorossiysk amphibious operation began on the night of September 16, 1943. the troops of the western group of the 18th Army went on the offensive from Malaya Zemlya, broke through the enemy's defenses in the Stanichka area and also broke into the city. Since all enemy units were involved in fierce battles on the streets of the city and had suffered huge losses by that time, the enemy could not counteract this blow. The German command ordered the abandonment of Novorossiysk. By 10 a.m. on September 16, the city of Novorossiysk was completely liberated. The capture of Novorossiysk predetermined the outcome of the struggle for the Taman Peninsula and led to the expulsion of the enemy from the entire Taman Peninsula.|