Kaluga region, Gnezdilovskaya height

Kaluga region, Spas-Demensky District. The memorial complex “Gnezdilovskaya height”.

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In August 1943, the Siberians 22th and 65th Guards Rifle Division stormed the height 233.3 (Gnezdilovskaya height) near the station Pavlinovo, which cost the lives of 1,252 soldiers and officers.

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Kaluga region, Spas-Demensky District. The memorial complex “Gnezdilovskaya height” is located in a forest, 3 kilometers from the village. Gnezdilova and 12 kilometers from. Pavlinova. Gnezdilovskaya height marked on the map 233.3 played a special role in the defense of the Germans. She dominated the surrounding terrain. With its altitude of 8-10 km viewed and leaning on her opponent held dvadtsatikilometrovaya line of defense, covering the approaches to the railway line. At this height were dug trenches a lot of lines in height, and between them in a staggered manner arranged cells for submachine and machine gunners. Trenches connected communication trenches and access to the rear in the direction of the railway station Pavlinova.

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Russia Arkhangelsk region road R1

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Russia. The road of regional significance R1 connects the central regions of the Arkhangelsk region in the north-western part of the Vologda region. Road length – 517 kilometers.

The route starts from the intersection with the highway M8 near Brin-Navolok passes through Kholmogorsky area Plesetsk district, Kenozersky National Park, Kargopol district, and ends with a road crossing the A119 near the village Prokshino.

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Mount of phosphogypsum – White Mountain. Voskresensk, Russia

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Voskresensk is located about 80 kilometers from Moscow. Voskresensk Attraction became a mountain of chemical waste. Local plant fertilizer holds waste here. People call this hill “WHITE MOUNTAIN.”

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Russia, city Kalyazin.

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Russia, city Kalyazin located on the Volga River, 190 km from Moscow.
In 1466 on the way to India, visited the monastery in Tver merchant Afanasy Nikitin. In XVIII-XIX centuries Kalyazin is a significant trading center, twice-yearly fairs were held.
In 1939-1940, part of the territory of the old town, including all the main historical and architectural monuments, was flooded during the construction of the Uglich hydroelectric power station.

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Russia, Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery

Russia, Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery Founded in 1397 by the monk St. Cyril on the shore of Lake Siverskoye.

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Founded in 1397 by the monk St. Cyril on the shore of Lake Siverskoye. Cyril Belozersky monastery introduced the strict charter. Due to the strategically important location on the northern borders of the state has become the abode of the rich and powerful, but from arising on the settlement of the city Kirillov monastery grew.

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Russia, Old Smolensk Road

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Old Smolensk Road

“Old Smolensk Road” Smolensky tract – historical road to Smolensk and Moscow regions, linked the Moscow Kremlin and the Smolensk fortress. On the site – Smolensk Kardymovo – Dorogobuzh – Vyazma the same as the P134 road, after Vyazma roads diverge, R-134 – to the north in the direction of Zubtsova, Old Smolensk – east towards Mozhaisk. Another remnant of the old Smolensk tract in the Moscow region is the highway A100 “Mozhayskoe”.

Old Smolensk Road

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Russia, Karelia, Louhi-Kestenga, WWII

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The 6th SS Mountain Division Nord was a German unit of the Waffen-SS of Nazi Germany during World War II, formed in February 1941 as SS Kampfgruppe Nord (SS Battle Group North). The division was later attached to the Finnish III Corps operating in the Kiestinki area. Throughout 1942 – 1943 he was on the front Kestenga.

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