Category Archives: Minsk

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: Advertisements

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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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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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Hero City Obelisk, Minsk, Belarus

This monument, which celebrates Minsk’s status as one of the Hero Cities of the former Soviet Union, stands at the edge of Victory Park (Парк Победы) and was officially unveiled on May 9, 1985. The 48-metre-tall obelisk is topped with … Continue reading

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The Stalin Line Museum near Minsk, Belarus

The Stalin Line was a series of defensive fortifications that was constructed along the former western border of the Soviet Union in the late 1920s and through the 1930s. It was not a continuous line of defences, but rather a … Continue reading

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