Category Archives: Kaliningrad

Baltic Fleet Memorial, Kaliningrad, Russia

This monument commemorates the sailors of the Baltic Fleet who took part in the East Prussian Offensive during the Spring of 1945, during which Königsberg was captured. The memorial is centred on a “Komsomolets” class torpedo boat, mounted on a … Continue reading

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Monument to the 1,200 Guardsmen, Kaliningrad, Russia

This monument was built to commemorate the 11th Guards Army, which took part in the battles in East Prussia in the closing months of the war, including the assault on Königsberg in April 1945. The memorial includes the graves of … Continue reading

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Bunker Museum, Kaliningrad, Russia

This museum is housed in the bunker from which General Otto Lasch commanded the defence of Königsberg and where he signed the order surrendering the city on April 9, 1945. The bunker was largely undamaged in the fighting, and the … Continue reading

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Storming of Königsberg Monument, Kaliningrad, Russia

This monument commemorates the taking of Königsberg by the Red Army in April 1945. The plates on the monument list all the units that took part in the operation, under the heading “Они штурмовали Кёнигсберг” (“They stormed Königsberg”). The monument stands … Continue reading

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11th Guards Rifle Division Monument, Kaliningrad, Russia

This memorial commemorates the 11th Guards Rifle Division, which was part of 11th Guards Army’s attack into Kaliningrad from the south of the city. It is a simple rectangular concrete obelisk, 3 metres high and with a red marble plaque. … Continue reading

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Normandie-Niemen Memorial, Kaliningrad, Russia

Normandie-Niemen was a squadron of French pilots, later expanded to a regiment of three squadrons, that served with the 1st Air Army of the Soviet Air Force between 1943 and 1945. It originated from the desire of General Charles de … Continue reading

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Memorial to the Pilots of the Baltic Fleet, Kaliningrad, Russia

This memorial is dedicated to the pilots of the Baltic Fleet who died during the Great Patriotic War The inscription on the memorial reads “1941-1945 гг. Светлой памяти воинов авиаторов ДКБФ братской могилой которых стало балтийское море.” In English, this … Continue reading

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