Posts Tagged ‘World War II’

Stalin’s Tunnels Under the Dnieper

The massive concrete parts located on both sides of the Dnieper River remind us about the Soviet idea to build long railway traffic tunnels under the river for the City’s defence purposes. The biggest in Kyiv history traffic tunnel construction was abandoned with the outbreak of war.
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03 2011

Stalin’s Bunker

The command post “Skala” (Rock) was a part of a long fortifications system built in 1930s. It was called “Stalin’s Line” by Nazi propaganda. Skala command post has been built under the “top secret” mode in 1938 in natural granite caves in Korosten town. The interesting fact is that all the documentation about this “top secret” object was gathered by Nazi Germany intelligence in 1938 and kept till now. No documents from the Soviet side have been preserved.

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06 2010

Hitler’s Headquarters

«Werewolf» (germ. “Armed Wolf”) — Hitler’s Headquarters near Vinnitsa town.  It’s construction started in 1941 right after german forces occupied Ukraine. It was a working facility from 1942 till 1944. After abandoning, the top floors and the entrances to bunkers were blown by german forces. The underground rooms however are not harmed. Hitler himself lived here three times in 1942 and 1943. He spent here 10 months in total. The place had became lucky for Soviet forces – Stalingrad attack and lot of other Nazi mistakes were developed and approved right here.

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08 2009