Today, on March 27, at a monument to soldiers - to liberators of Nikolaev the meeting devoted by 65-й to anniversary of release of the city from German - fascist aggressors took place.
During meeting sounded that Nikolaev has two birthdays, the second of which - Day of release from fascist occupation.
On August 16, 1941 fascist armies entered Nikolaev. Three years and seven months "black night of fascist occupation" lasted.
- On March 28, 1944 the tank T-34 under command of Sviridov Karp Vasilyevich who the first rushed into the city broke through the last strengthening of the opponent, - read during performance the chairman of administration of Leninsky district Anatoly Plokhotnyuk. - In 32 years, on March 28, 1976, it "came" again to the city, but already as a monument... For us it is history of the favourite city, and for veterans - a part of the life, memory in heart... Our people always remember that this victory got at the price of heartrending experiences, staunch firmness and courage, huge love to the Homeland.
Representatives of the veteran organizations said that till last day lives will celebrate such days, and expressed the pain because that veterans, liberators every day becomes less and less...