Daily LIFT #590
Hero City of Novorossiysk, Monument to Soldiers, USSR 1979 -- Daily LIFT #590
The city of Novorossiysk on the Black Sea was a prominent and storied port in Soviet times. It had seen early revolutionary activity, the short-lived Novorossiysk Republic -- which was a revolutionary workers' commune -- in 1905 and then the city displayed heroic resistance to the Nazis during the Second World War (known in the USSR as the Great Patriotic War). For its resistance during the war it was awarded the title of Hero City in 1973.