Tag Archives: Севастополь

“Sapun Ridge” Diorama Museum, Sevastopol, Ukraine

Sapun Ridge (Сапун-Гора) is a 240-m-tall ridge that provides a strong defensive position to the southeast of Sevastopol city centre. During the assault on Sevastopol in May 1944, it was defended by the German 5th Korps, but the 51st Army … Continue reading

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Museum of the Black Sea Fleet, Sevastopol, Ukraine

This museum, which is located in the heart of the city at 11 Lenin Street (ул. Ленина), covers the history of the Black Sea Fleet through three eras: Imperial Russia, the Soviet Union and the post-Soviet Russian Federation. The museum … Continue reading

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Memorial to the Heroic Defenders of Sevastopol, Ukraine

This memorial wall commemorates the defenders of Sevastopol during the siege by the German 11th Army, which lasted from October 1941 to July 1942. The main memorial wall was built by the architect I.E. Fialko and sculptor V.V. Yakovlevopened in … Continue reading

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Soldier and Sailor Memorial, Sevastopol, Ukraine

This 40-metre-tall sculpture is one of the more recent monuments to the Great Patriotic War, in no small part because it took over three decades from initial planning to the official unveiling of the completed monument.  Approval for the monument … Continue reading

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Armoured Train “Zheleznyakov”, Sevastopol, Ukraine

The armoured train “Железняков (Zheleznyakov)” stands in front of Sevastopol’s main train station at the junction of ул. Вокзальная (Station St.), ул. Героев Севастополя (Heroes of Sevastopol St.) and ул. Ревякина (Revyakin St.). The train was built in 1941 and … Continue reading

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