Category Archives: Brest

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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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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