Category Archives: Kiev

Polytechnic Institute Students and Teachers Memorial, Kiev, Ukraine

This memorial commemorates the students and teachers of the Kiev Polytechnic Institute who died in the war. The memorial was created by the sculptors G. Morozov and A. Surovtsev and the architect E. Veres. It stands in front of the … Continue reading

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Grave of General Nikolai Vatutin, Kiev, Ukraine

Nikolai Fyodorovich Vatutin was born on December 16, 1901, in a village in the Voronezh region. He joined the Red Army in 1920, and his potential was quickly recognised. In 1926, he enrolled at the Frunze General Staff Academy in … Continue reading

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Museum of the Great Patriotic War, Kiev, Ukraine

Kiev’s main war museum is part of a large complex that covers 10 hectares on the high western bank of the Dnieper River. The museum is housed in the pedestal of the 62-m-tall Motherland statue, which dominates the skyline of … Continue reading

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