Category Archives: Belarus

T-34 Restoration Documentary

Wargaming.net, the Belarussian company behind the hugely popular online game World of Tanks, has produced a nice video about the restoration of a T-34/76 by a team at the Stalin Line museum complex outside Minsk:

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Victory Square, Minsk, Belarus

Victory Square is a memorial square that is situated on Minsk’s main central boulevard Праспект Незалежнасці (Independence Avenue), near where it crosses the River Svislach. The central monument is a 38-metre granite obelisk topped with a replica of the Order … Continue reading

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Museum of Military Glory, Gomel, Belarus

This smallish museum, which tells the story of the military history of the Gomel region from prehistory to the present day, first opened in 2004, and the full collection was officially opened the following year.  The collection is housed in … Continue reading

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Khatyn National Memorial Complex, Minsk Region, Belarus

NB. Khatyn (Хатынь) should not be confused with Katyn (Катынь), the site of the massacre of Polish officers by the NKVD in April-May 1940. Katyn is near Smolensk in Western Russia, about 200 miles from Minsk. The Khatyn Memorial Complex … Continue reading

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Border Guards Memorial, Brest, Belarus

This memorial commemorates the members of the NKVD border guard detachment who died at Brest Fortress in the opening days of the war, including their commander, Lieutenant Andrei Kizhevatov. The central monument stands on a small mound and is surrounded … Continue reading

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Liberation Memorial, Chonki, Belarus

This memorial, commemorating the liberation of the Gomel region in November 1943, stands on the bank of the River Sozh in the village of Chonki (Чёнки), in the southwestern outskirts of Gomel city. The memorial consists of a obelisk, which … Continue reading

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Liberation Memorial, Gomel, Belarus

This T-34/85 tank is displayed in front of Gomel’s Central Stadium at the junction of Victory Street and Soviet Street (ул. Победы and Советская ул.). It commemorates the city’s liberation on November 26, 1943, by forces of the Belarussian Front … Continue reading

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