The Military rocket launcher BM-13 took part in the liberation of Stalinogorsk (Novomoskovsk) from the Nazis in December 1941. On November 25, 1988 it was lifted from the bottom of the Shatsky water reservoir by the expedition of «Komsomolskaya Pravda». It was done at the initiative of Yury Nikishin A.”, a participant of the Great Patriotic War.
Katjusha (The Military rocket launcher BM-13) was pulled out twice. The expedition was headed by the journalist Vaiz Yunisov; divers, paratroopers, vocational school students helped him. The necessary equipment was given by local enterprises. The cable broke down at first. The machine was at the depth of 10 meters, under layers of silt. A diver fixed one end of the rope to the machine and the other end to the hauling winch. 15 people were trying to pull out the 6-ton They managed to lift it on the second try.
had been restored by May 1, 1989. On Victory Day it covered its last kilometers to the pedestal.