A new military museum devoted to World War II has opened in Minsk, Belarus, just recently. It is appropriately located right behind the stele “Minsk is a hero city” erected in 1985. We are going to join blogger deletant and visit the museum right now.
The image above is a Soviet flat of the 1930s.
That very stele and the museum building.
Gas mask for a horse.
First days of the war: a message left by defenders of the Brest Fortress.
Engine of a damaged aircraft.
Prosthesis made in a camp of partisans.
This hall is dedicated to occupation days.
Soviet and German medals.
German anti-personal mine.
Peasants are running from Germans, in the background – Soviet soldiers fighting enemy tanks.
1944, attack of the Red Army.
No, it’s not a well-preserved tank of the war time, it’s a model made from foam plastic!
This one is real IS-2.
Shin bone that wrecked an army jar at the explosion.
One hall is dedicated to concentration camps and murdering Belarusian Jews.
Symbols of Belarusian nationalists, “opponents of the Russian world”.
The partisan camp.
Printing house in the forest.
The gun made from the weapon of tank T-26 and the wheels of a seeding-machine.
Captured medical instruments.
Various mines for subversive acts.
In summer 1944 Belarus occupation was over.
A small hall dedicated to the post-war life of Minsk.
Clearing the city of the ruins.
Conference hall of the museum.
The Victory hall with recorded names of Soviet heroes, military units and partisan parties, who took part in the liberation of Belarus.
Decorations of the national services.
Memory about soldiers-internationalists.
Those who have the power today.