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Hero Cities of the Great Patriotic War

Hero Cities of the Great Patriotic War

The title Hero City was given to 13 cities of the former Soviet Union. (To be precise, there are 12 Hero Cities and 1 Hero-Fortress). Each of the Hero Cities was honored for it’s great heroism, sacrifice and role in the eventual defeat of Fascist invaders during the Great Patriotic War. Of the 13 Hero Cities, 7 are in present day Russia, 4 lie within Ukraine,...

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Military History

Military History

Military history enthusiasts can find a myriad of attractions throughout Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus. Famous battlefields, fortifications and military museums throughout the former Soviet Union tell the history of conflict from the medieval era of Kievan Rus’, to the Russian Empire, to the volatile 20th century. And for the more adventurous...

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Ukrainian Historical Sites

Ukrainian Historical Sites

Searching for Ukrainian historical sites? Simply choose one of the following categories below to start exploring Ukraine’s rich history. World Heritage Sites in Ukraine Seven Wonders of Ukraine War & Military History: war memorials, Hero Cities, battlefields   See also: Historical sites in Russia and Belarus    World Heritage Cultural Sites...

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