However, the city could not keep. November 21 troops of the 56th army left Rostov. Ships Don separate unit and division kanlodok moved to Azov. However, the Nazis did not stay in the city. As a result, a decisive counter-attack troops of the 56th and 9th Armies, the active participation of ODL and Marine Corps fleet already November 29 Rostov-on-Don was released. The enemy was driven back to the line from Rostov Sambek and Mius rivers. In the battle near Rostov-Azovtsev sailors showed the dedication, courage and heroism. Here, near Rostov, began fighting glory Caesar Kunikova - the future of the Hero of the Soviet Union, fearless battalion commander who led a detachment of sailors for special purposes in the South Ozereyskoy landing operation at Novorossiisk.