Adapted From Wikipedia
Sapun-gora (Mount Sapun) — is a ridge (240 m height) to the southeast of Sevastopol, in Crimea, Ukraine.
It became the arena of a fierce battle during the siege of Sevastopol (1941-1942), and also during its recapturing in 1944.
When defending Sevastopol the Soviet troops held the Sapun Ridge and could observe German movements to the city from the south. It took the Wehrmacht nearly 2 weeks of desperate fighting to take control over these positions in late June 1942. As a consequence, Soviet troops had to evacuate from Crimea.
Two years later, in the final stage of the Crimean offensive, on the 7th of May, 1944, the assault of Sapun-gora was successful for the Red Army. On May 9th, 1944, just over one month after the start of the battle, Sevastopol fell. German forces were evacuated from Sevastopol to Constanța.
Later in 1944 the first monuments to the Soviet soldiers were erected in this place, In 1959 the diorama showing the assault of the German fortifications was opened. (Coming up)
Storming Mount Sapun, May 7, 1944, Diorama Museum (World War II)