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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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Russian Historical Sites

Russian Historical Sites

Russia has a wealth of sites with historical importance. Most of these popular Russian historical sites fit in one of the following categories: World Heritage Sites in Russia War & Military History: war memorials, Hero Cities, battlefields   See also: Russian Architecture, Historical sites in Ukraine and Belarus      World Heritage Cultural...

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