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The City of Military Glory Luga, like many cities of the former USSR, was the site of the legendary events of the Great Patriotic War.
The heroic defense of Luga lasted 45 days and nights in the summer of 1941, which was a brilliant example of the courage of the soldiers and commanders of the Red Army, the soldiers of the people's militia. This made it possible for Leningrad to carry out a number of major measures to mobilize all forces and resources to repulse the enemy. During the defense of the Luga line, the Nazis lost more than 10 thousand soldiers and officers, hundreds of tanks and dozens of artillery batteries. On the approaches to Luga, the 8th Panzer Division of the Nazis ceased to exist. 17 partisan detachments and groups were created behind enemy lines. On the night of February 11-12, 1944, our troops liberated Luga.