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Vologda’s residents, representatives of the military history society are to participate in an international military history festival – the “Battle of Gumbinnen. August 1914”.
The international festival will take place in the town of Gusev in the Kaliningrad Region on August 24-25. The historical reenactment is dedicated to the victory of the Russian imperial army during World War I outside Gumbinnen (now known as Gusev).
The event is organised by the Russian Ministry of Culture and the Government of the Kaliningrad with an active support of the RF Defense Ministry. Military history reconstruction of fighting will involve participants from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and the Czech Republic.
The Battle of Gumbinnen, initiated by forces of the German Empire on August 20, 1914, was the first major German offensive on the Eastern Front during the First World War. Because of the hastiness of the German attack, however, the Russian army emerged victorious.