Monthly Archives: August 2012

The Grain Elevator, Volgograd, Russia

The Grain Elevator is a huge grain storage silo that is located a few hundred yards from the Volga river bank, about 3 miles southwest of the centre of Volgograd. It has become one of the iconic landmarks of the … Continue reading

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Brest Fortress, Belarus

The fortress at Brest was originally built at the western frontier of the Russian Empire, with the first foundation stone being laid on June 1, 1836, and the fortress opening on April 26, 1842. It is situated on a series … Continue reading

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Armoured Train “Zheleznyakov”, Sevastopol, Ukraine

The armoured train “Железняков (Zheleznyakov)” stands in front of Sevastopol’s main train station at the junction of ул. Вокзальная (Station St.), ул. Героев Севастополя (Heroes of Sevastopol St.) and ул. Ревякина (Revyakin St.). The train was built in 1941 and … Continue reading

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Soviet Memorial, London, England

The U.K.’s only memorial to the Soviet dead of World War II stands beside the Imperial War Museum in Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park in Southwark, London. Funding for the memorial was raised by the Society for Co-operation in Russian and … Continue reading

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Central Armed Forces Museum, Moscow, Russia

Moscow’s Central Armed Forces Museum covers the military history of Russia from the 1700s to the present day. The collection is spread across 24 rooms on 2 floors, arranged as follows: Rooms 1-3: The Military History of Russia before 1917 … Continue reading

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