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Perekop, Crimea, Ukraine

Crimea has hit the headlines in the last few weeks, so I thought I’d post a few pictures that I took on on the Perekop Isthmus, the narrow neck of land that joins the Crimean Peninsula to the mainland of … Continue reading

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“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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Franz Grinkevich Memorial, Donetsk, Ukraine

This memorial in the centre of Donetsk commemorates Colonel Franz A. Grinkevich, who commanded the 32nd Guards Tank Brigade, one of the units that liberated the city, which was then known as Stalino. Grinkevich was killed on October 11, 1943, … 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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“Glory” Memorial, Vinnitsya, Ukraine

This memorial, which stands in the centre of Vinnitsya, commemorates the heroes of the 1917 October Revolution, the Russian Civil War and the Great Patriotic War, and is centred a 4-metre-tall bronze sculpture depicting a soldier from each of these … Continue reading

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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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Memorial to the Heroes of Odessa City and Region, Odessa, Ukraine

This memorial list the names of residents of Odessa and the surrounding region who received the highest awards for their actions during the Great Patriotic War. On one side of a small square is a wall listing individuals who were … Continue reading

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