Lysaya Mountain

Lysaya Mountain (which means Bold Mountain) is one of the highest points of the city. It is a mountain without vegetation covered in sand where strong wind blows. The summit offers a beautiful panoramic view of the southern part of the city. This 140.6m-high mountain was the scene of fierce battle in September-December 1942 and January 1943, all together 140 days. The earth is covered with pieces of shrapnel, mines and bombs. After many human losses, the soldiers of the Werhmacht took the mountain in autumn 1942. The fight to take it back started in January 1943 and lasted a few days. By the 17th of January the Mountain was freed. Today the summit is crowned with a majestic obelisk erected in 1973.
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