Probably, they’re searching for some gold belonging to the Communist Party.
Local kids’ve come to take a look at the monument too.
Another side of the pedestal.
Germans did not touch the pedestal because it was so big and heavy, that it was impossible to demolish it without damaging the White House which they needed themselves. The monument was brought to Germany for remelting.
This is another picture taken from top of the White House and this time there’s no monument in it.
This soldier is carrying either lard, eggs and schnapps or chicken, eggs and milk.
On May 1st, 1945, they rebuilt a monument to Lenin and put it where it had always been.
The rear view of the White House, 1941.
The Oval Hall in the White House. First days of the occupation.
Some German soldiers are taking pictures and others are sleeping on the floor.
A star on the ceiling.
Minsk Airport with abandoned fighters I-153 ‘Chaika’.
On the right you see a hotel ‘Paris’ destroyed by the invaders.
This photo shows the same intersection. On the left there’s the ‘Paris’ hotel.