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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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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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Museum of Military Glory, Gomel, Belarus

This smallish museum, which tells the story of the military history of the Gomel region from prehistory to the present day, first opened in 2004, and the full collection was officially opened the following year.  The collection is housed in … 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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Museum of the Great Patriotic War, Moscow, Russia

Moscow’s Central Museum of the Great Patriotic War stands in Victory Park (Парк победы) at Poklonnaya Gora (Поклонная гора, which translates literally as “Bowing hills”), not far from Moscow State University and the Luzhniki Olympic complex in the southwestern part … Continue reading

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Central Armed Forces Museum, Moscow, Russia

Moscow’s Central Armed Forces Museum covers the military history of Russia from the 1700s to the present day. The collection is spread across 24 rooms on 2 floors, arranged as follows: Rooms 1-3: The Military History of Russia before 1917 … Continue reading

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The Stalin Line Museum near Minsk, Belarus

The Stalin Line was a series of defensive fortifications that was constructed along the former western border of the Soviet Union in the late 1920s and through the 1930s. It was not a continuous line of defences, but rather a … Continue reading

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