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Submitted
2020-03-23
Published
2020-03-23
How to Cite
Gutsalov, A. A. (2020). Fighting for Oplepen and Its Significance in the Battle for the Caucasus (1942–1943) . Heritage of Centuries, (1), 49-62. Retrieved from http://heritage-magazine.com/index.php/HC/article/view/96
Section
The Great Patriotic War: Memory and Monuments

Fighting for Oplepen and Its Significance in the Battle for the Caucasus (1942–1943)

  • © Gutsalov Alexander A. Cand. Sci. (The History of Philosophy), Senior Researcher, Department of the Expert Advisory Activities and Problems of Cultural and Natural Heritage, Southern Branch of Russian Research Institute of the Cultural and Natural Heritage, Krasnodar, Russian, Federation






Abstract

In the article a historical reconstruction of the battle for mount Oplepen is given. The role of this battle in changing the plans of the Nazis in the battles in the Western Caucasus is established. This work is written on the basis of domestic and foreign studies of participants.

Keywords: Oplepen, Height 1010, Tuapse defensive operation, Western Caucasus, Lazarevskoe, Sochi, Adler, Samurskaya, Chernigovskoe, Shahumyan, Tuby pass, Hakuch pass, Grachevskiy pass.