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Tour Destinies, scorched by war

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Route: MinskSmolevichiZhodinoBorisovOrshaMinsk
Distance: 520 km
Duration: 14:00 hour
Kind: Bus-Walking tours
Language of training: Russian

«From heroes of former times, didn't remain time of names. Those who have accepted mortal battle Became just the earth, a grass... Only their terrible valor has lodged in the hearts of live. This eternal flame, to us bequeathed by one, we store in a breast». In each family, the grief of military years has come into each house. In each heart there lives the memory of the heroes. This excursion passes across places of fighting of parts and connections there where the Belarusian offensive operation code-named Bagration, kind of towards to the coming troops of the 3rd Belarusian front began. And on the way - telling as it was, acquainting with the destinies scorched by war.

The excursion program

The excursion program - Destinies, scorched by war

  • Gathering the group
    Gathering the group
  • Attraction
    Attraction Victory Square
    Victory Square welcomes with solemn greatness inhabitants and guests of the Belarusian capital. In the center her 38-meter obelisk and an eternal flame. Here each 15 minutes the guard of honor is replaced - the Minsk school students in any weather pay a tribute to the memory of heroes. Exactly here veterans, Minskers, guests of the capital come from year to year to honor memory of millions of dead during the Great Patriotic War. And underground, where the underground passage is located, the ring gallery and the memorial hall with an eternal flame of memory is built. You learn about what tells symbolics of an obelisk and the area from the guide.
  • Moving
    Moving in Smolevichi (34 km)
  • Attraction
    Attraction The Mound of Glory
    The Mound of Glory is a 70 m high mound. Twenty years later, after the liberation of Belarus, the land was brought here from all countries that fully experienced the grief and tragedy of the war years - they created the man-made hill. And now in the depths of his moaning grief land, brought from 12 cities-heroes and 1 hero-fortress. Nearby is the exposition of military equipment. Above the hill are four closed 35-meter bayonets-obelisks, symbolizing the combat brotherhood of the Four Front: the first, second and third Belorussian and the first Baltic, liberated the "Land under white wings."
  • Moving
    Moving in Zhodino (30 km)
  • Attraction
    Attraction The monument to the Soviet patriot mother
    "Mother saw off the son on war. I have blessed, having said a prayer as in the childhood, I have embraced, having pressed to a breast: "Return, the sonny! You go for fight!" And long mother stood at gate, And heart maternal sobbed. "My sonny, sonnie, sonny! Return! Return! By all means!" The memorial in in the city of Zhodino is devoted to all mothers from whom war has taken away the most expensive - their children. The resident - A.F. Kupriyanova became a prototype of sculptures - on fronts of the Great Patriotic War at her 5 sons have died.
  • Moving
    Moving in Borisov (22 km)
  • Attraction
    Attraction The monument to P.Rak tank crew
    The last fight of the lieutenant Rak together with team - crew of the T-34 tank. About this event the speech will go. It is history which can't but concern human heart. It events about which it is worth knowing. They have occurred in Borisov last summer of the Great Patriotic War. The city has been well prepared for defense - crossings are mined, «tigers» watched for the ways to Berezina. But Rak's tank by miracle has managed to break to the city and to disappear in him before explosion has taken place. It has been torn off from the, but wasn't developed - all night long conducted a battle alone. The pursuing tank in the dark became the most terrible nightmare of the German soldiers. This crew in fight for Borisov has destroyed the headquarters of the German part, fire and caterpillars – to 100 soldiers and officers, having spread panic in the ranks of the opponent and has saved hundreds of prisoners of war alone for one night. At 16:00 the T-34 tank has come under fire of «tigers» and conducted a battle even in a flame - perishing, the sergeant Danilov still continued to give information on the opponent on radio. To crew the rank of the Hero of the Soviet Union is in full strength given posthumously.
  • Lunch
  • Moving
    Moving in Orsha (140 km)
  • Attraction
    Attraction The memorial complex «Katyusha»
    In the history of the Great Patriotic War, Orsha entered as a city where the first salvo of Katyusha was held. It lasted 8 seconds, but it was enough for the railway station with the German echelons to be completely engulfed by the flames. The power of explosions turned even locomotives, and 10-ton German tanks hurled like toy cubes. The memorial complex «Katyusha» was created in memory of the heroic act of the soldiers and their commander, who died while performing the combat mission.
  • Moving
    Moving in Rylenki (42 km)
  • Attraction
    Attraction The memorial complex «Rylenki»
    The memorial Rylenki complex is located at the Rylensky brotherly cemetery where 10 thousand (according to some information 35 thousand) the Soviet soldiers who have been killed here in heavy fighting for release of the Homeland are buried. Independence cost to the country much. About 20 thousand Soviet soldiers and officers were killed only in battles for release of Dubrovnensky district. Here the operation «Bagration» during which troops have exempted the Soviet Belarus from fascist aggressors has begun. Bend the heads before light memory of the heroes who have given the life for peaceful future...
  • Moving
    Moving in Minsk (250 km)
  • The end of the tour

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