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Type: Sports-entertaining objects, Memorial complex Date of Foundation: 2005 year Status: Regional value Republic of Belarus, Minsk region, Minsk district, v.Loshany

Historical and Cultural Complex «Stalin Line» - one of the most grandiose fortification ensembles in Belarus. It was created for the 60th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War on the initiative of the charity fund ”Afghan Memory” with the support of the President of the Republic of Belarus. The complex was created by the people”s building, which was attended by state and public organizations, enterprises of different ownership forms enthusiasts. The main burden of work on creating the museum laid on the shoulders of the engineering units of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus. Open Complex June 30, 2005. It is intended not only to perpetuate a vast system of defensive areas, ”Stalin Line”, but also become a symbol of the heroic struggle of the Soviet people against Nazi invaders.

Stalin Line - is a chain of fortifications along the border of the USSR from the Isthmus to the shores of the Black Sea. Built line of defense from 1928 until the fall of 1939 this system of fortifications became known informally as ”Stalin Line”, by analogy with the ”Maginot Line”, ”Line Monnergeym”, etc. It consisted of 23 fortified areas that included more than 4,000 long-gun emplacements (pillboxes). It was a strong reinforced concrete barrier length of 1200 km. Four fortified area - Polotsk, Minsk and Slutsk, Mozyr - were in the territory of Belarus. This pillbox 966. Fortified area had the opportunity to create a continuous artillery and machine-gun fire in front and on the flanks.

Historical and Cultural Complex ”Stalin Line” is a military history Open Air Museum. The historical foundation of the museum comprise the Minsk fortified bunkers. The museum has restored and equipped land fortification company. Military engineers have restored two machine-gun bunker, artillery polukaponir, command and observation post. In pre-war designs recreated engineering equipment areas. On display there are all kinds of trenches, trenches and antitank ditches of different profiles, the positions for the infantry units, bunkers for shelter personnel, and trenches for the guns, dragon”s teeth - wood, concrete, metal, wire fences of various types. In the military history museum contains the most complete exposition of the whole of Belarus, who stood in service in different years, ranging from the war, military equipment , artillery, tanks, aircraft, small arms. The museum contains a unique exhibition of Russian, Polish and German bronekolpakov preserved since the First World War.

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Address Republic of Belarus, Minsk region, Minsk district, v.Loshany GPS Google: 54.057801′ N, 27.295014′ E