Northern Group of Forces of the Transcaucasian Front, December 1942. Interrogation of a wounded prisoner at the headquarters of the 4th Kuban Guards Cossack Corps in the presence of the corps commander, Lieutenant General Nikolai Yakovlevich Kirichenko. A captured German soldier testifies. Arrival of the transport aircraft U-2 (PO-2) to the headquarters area. A group of fighters is monitoring the observation post. Meeting of representatives of the command of the 9th Guards Kuban Cavalry Division; among those present - the commander of the division, Major General Ivan Vasilyevich Tutarinov, chief of staff of the division, Major Mikhail Vasilyevich Turchaninov, deputy. Divisional Commander Ivan G. Kostin. Commanders emerge from the headquarters of the 4th Kuban Guards Cossack Cavalry Corps, hidden in the floodplains; among those present - the corps commander, Lieutenant General N.Ya. Kirichenko, brigade commissar Colonel Alexander Petrovich Ochkin, chief of staff Major General Aleksey Ivanovich Dutkin, brigade commissar, head of the political department Manilis Moisey Illarionovich. # ANAV # Knyazkova I.V.