The Ukrainian hero of war who fought for Norway's freedom

On 18 October 1944, the first units of the Red Army crossed the Norwegian border along Tårnet Road.

The Soviet Arctic Offensive, also known as the Petsamo-Kirkenes Operation, was the last in a series of strategic offensive operations conducted by Soviet armed forces throughout 1944, along the entire Eastern Front. The aim of this series of operations was to break down Nazis resistance. Petsamo-Kirkenes Operation has become a model for warfare on arctic terrain.  

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