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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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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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War Memorial, Yalta, Ukraine

This memorial in Yalta is near the upper station of the cable car that departs from Kirov Street (вулиця Кирова), just behind the seafront promenade near the Alexander Nevsky cathedral. Unfortunately, I discovered this after walking up the hill on … Continue reading

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