Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law establishing a new memorable date — day of defeat Soviet troops fascist German troops in the battle for the Caucasus (1943). The document published on the official portal of legal information.
the Holiday will be celebrated on October 9.
the Battle for the Caucasus began in late July 1942, when German troops with the support of superior forces aircraft and artillery launched the operation “Edelweiss”. The end of the battle — October 9, 1943. Thanks to the heroic resistance of Soviet troops, the enemy never managed to break into the Caucasus and the middle East.