In the farm Nedvigovka, located on the banks of the Severny Donets River, there is the Don Military History Museum. In this place, which received the name “Mius Front”, during the Great Patriotic War, fierce battles between Soviet troops and the German fascist invaders took place. They lasted from December 1941 to July 1942, and then from February to August 1943.
Every year, museum staff and history buffs jointly carry out large-scale restoration of various battles. They use museum equipment from the times of the Great Patriotic War, in particular, the “Breakthrough of the Mius-Front”.
Don military history museum. History
The Nazis created the Mius Front as a defensive redoubt in 1941. The main line of defense began off the coast of the Sea of Azov east of Taganrog, then passed along the Mius River.
The Germans thoroughly strengthened the defensive line, which covered about 800 settlements, and its depth was sometimes up to 11 kilometers.
During the war, Soviet troops broke through it twice. The losses of the Red Army totaled 150 thousand people.
What to see
The Don Military History Museum in Rostov-on-Don gives you the opportunity not only to get acquainted with equipment and weapons, but also to ride and hold them in your hands. For adults and children, there are quizzes, military-sports interactive events, traditional tea drinking from a samovar on a wood with treats.
The exhibits include cars, tanks and armored vehicles, artillery, Soviet and German motorcycles, small arms.
Live witnesses of bloody battles will not leave you indifferent the legendary T-34 tank and the German Tiger, the main weapon of those times the Katyusha.
The equipment, restored by the masters of the Don Military History Museum, is in working order and is constantly used in filming and public events. Every year, museum exhibits take part in the Victory Day parade on Teatralnaya Square in Rostov-on-Don.