1 box Transcaucasian Front, 09-17 February 1943. In February 1943, the command of the Transcaucasian Front sent a detachment of climbers to Elbrus to remove fascist symbols from the summit and plant flags of the USSR on it. The detachment included: A. Gusev, E. Beletsky. N. Gusak, Yu. Odnolyubov, A. Sidorenko, B. Grachev, G. Khergiani, V. Kukhtin, N. Morenets, A. Gryaznov. A. Bagrov. N. Persiyaninov, L. Korotaeva, G. Sulakvelidze, A. Nemchinov, V. Lubenets, E. Smirnov, L. Kels, N. Petrosov (cameraman). Main Caucasian ridge. The peaks of Elbrus. A group of 14 people led by Alexander Mikhailovich. Gusev with ice axes walk along the icy slopes of Elbrus to the Eastern summit. On February 17, the detachment, led by Gusev, went to the eastern summit of Elbrus. A.M. Gusev rips off the pitiful remnants of the German flags that the Nazis planted on the top. Senior Lieutenant Vitaly Lubenets is hoisting the flag of the USSR on the top. The members of the detachment are saluting with pistols and revolvers. A panorama of the climbers at the top. The flag flutters at the top. General view of the traces of destruction left by the Germans when retreating from the area of the "Shelter of Eleven" and a high-mountain meteorological station. A group of climbers, under the command of Lieutenant Nikolai Afanasyevich Gusak, climbs to the western summit of Elbrus and sets the USSR flag, members of the group salute from pistols. A detachment of climbers headed by A.M. Gusev, with skis on their shoulders and ice axes, makes their way to the Shelter of Eleven. The advance of A.M. Gusev's detachment of 14 people to the eastern summit in difficult weather conditions: a strong wind is blowing, poor visibility. General view of traces of destruction at the site of the world's 2nd high-altitude meteorological station. Head of the united group of climbers A.M. Gusev (with a pipe in his mouth), lieutenant N.A. Gusak (dark glasses on his forehead) and radio operator V. Kukhtin on the territory of the station, dismantle books and devices discarded by the Germans. A.M. Gusev and radio operator V.Kukhtin with broken devices in their hands. General view of the destruction at the site of the Shelter of Eleven Hotel, where three expedition teams met for the subsequent ascent to the summit of Elbrus. One of the expedition members goes with a mine detector, examining all approaches to the Krugozor base, on the way to the Eleven Shelter, which were the first points fortified by the Germans on the way to Elbrus. The advance of a group of climbers led by A.M. Gusev from "Krugozor" along the glacier covered with deep snow, making their way to the "Shelter of the Eleven", located at an altitude of 4.500 m above sea level, where the Germans organized a powerful node of resistance. " A detachment of climbers on the eastern summit of Elbrus, sets the flag of the USSR. The flag flutters in the wind. Transcaucasian Front, Elbrus February 17, 1943 Panorama over the mountains of the Main Caucasian ridge. General view of the scattered things and objects thrown away by the Nazis during the seizure of a high-mountain meteorological station near the hotel "Priyut Eleven". View of a fragment [of the downed aircraft] at the foot of Elbrus. A detachment of climbers in steel "crampons" with ice axes is moving along the glacier. 2 box Transcaucasian Front, Elbrus, February 17, 1943 Panorama over the mountains of the Main Caucasian ridge. General view of the scattered things and objects thrown away by the Nazis during the seizure of a high-mountain meteorological station near the hotel "Priyut Eleven". View of a fragment [of the downed aircraft] at the foot of Elbrus. A detachment of climbers in steel "crampons" with ice axes is moving along the glacier. Transcaucasian Front, Tbilisi, March, 1943. Member of the Armed Forces of the Transcaucasian Front, Major General P.I. Efimov, head of the expedition to Elbrus, military engineer of the 3rd rank A.M. Gusev, Major Generals Chief of Staff of the Front S.E. Rozhdestvensky and M.I. Mamonov are standing at the map of the Caucasus, talking. The commander of the Transcaucasian Front, General of the Army I.V. Tyulenev shakes hands with A.M. Gusev. The head of the political department of the front, Major General Sorokin (or Chief of Staff S. Rozhdestvensky) read out the order on awarding the participants in the storming of Elbrus. Participants of the Elbrus ascent, the head of the expedition A.M. Gusev, lieutenant N.A. Gusak, 2nd rank technician E. Smirnov, senior lieutenant E. Beletsky. Lieutenant L. Kels, L. Korotaeva. N. Persiyaninov, A. Gryaznov are sitting in the office of the front commander, Army General PI Tyulenev.