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The Historical and Cultural Complex Stalin Line

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Address: | Highway Minsk-Molodechno P28, 31 km, 1, Loshany 223038, Belarus
Phone Number: +375 17 512-12-33
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The Historical and Cultural Complex “Stalin line” is 26 km from the Minsk...

The Historical and Cultural Complex “Stalin line” is 26 km from the Minsk and 6 km from Zaslavl town.

The Historical and Cultural Complex “Stalin line” was founded on 60-th anniversary of soviet people Victory in the Great Patriotic war (IIWW) and it was opened on the 30th of June 2005 in memory of soldures who defend Minsk in 1941. Main museum exposition is related to first days of the Great Patriotic war.

“Stalin line” is the chain of defensive installations along the former USSR frontier from Karelian Isthmus to the shores of Black sea. It consisted of twenty three fortified regions including more than four thousand permanent weapon emplacements (pillboxes). All are made from high quality fortification concrete. Four fortified regions – Polotsk, Minsk, Slutsk, Mozyr – were at territory of Belarus in total nine hundred sixty-six pillboxes.

Fortified regions formed a united defense line. The entire line of the fortified regions had been built since 1928 till the autumn 1939. Minsk’s fortified region No 63, which was 140 kilometers long included 327 pillboxes. On 26-28th of June 1941 at the lines of the Minsk`s fortified region there was fierce fighting with the attacking units of the German army.

The Military-museum exposition was created and planed, so that from first steps a visitor could feel spirit of that time. The opportunity to be absorbed in history is one of the distinctive features of the museum. The basis of the exposition is original pillboxes. All entrenchments and communication trenches with rifle-pits for machine-guns and with blindages and recesses for ammunition were reconstructed according to the year 1940 designs.

There is a park of military equipment of different years in the museum. It is the most complete exposition of military equipment in the Republic of Belarus, which was adopted by USSR army in different years, beginning from the Second World War.

The museum territory is organized for reenactments of IIWW and modern fights which are planed like special events and happen approximately 10-14 times a year.

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Interesting from a WW2 and Cold War prospective

A great place to go just outside the city Interesting in both summer or winter Lots of equipment from the 1930s to 80s including Cold War kit Tanks, APCs, aircraft and lots of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 August 2016
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Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

A great place to go just outside the city Interesting in both summer or winter Lots of equipment from the 1930s to 80s including Cold War kit Tanks, APCs, aircraft and lots of bunkers etc Opportunities to fire off blanks and ride on tanks Heated tent cafe and shops for souvenirs Great place in summer to take the family and... More 

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Prior Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

A truly amazing place to see almost real scenarios of how life was during the war. We were able to shoot guns, check out planes, tanks and missiles. We saw pillboxes and bunkers. I wish we could have seen the re-enactment. If you don't speak Russian, you may need a translator. We all loved this trip.

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Bergen, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

The WWII exhibition is not too much to speak of, a few bunkers that are well preserved. But, do visit this museum for the enormous exhibiton of armoured vehicles, helicopters and planes (even an ICBM is to be found!)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Interesting and a very different type of museum. I enjoyed the history of the actual Stalin line, the bunkers were really well presented ( and small) . For military buffs there are many planes, tanks, trucks guns to explore. Cross country rides sitting on the top of a tank are offered, I did this- felt quite unsafe. There was not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Arrive early so you you can have the whole WW II scenery for you. A cold day would make your experience it even more realistic. The exposition of armament is extensive and you can touch the military equipment. Do not miss the landing strip.

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Minsk, Belarus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

I visited this museum in the open air one Sunday in autumn. Really impressive! So much military equipment and weapons! Craft! Helicopters!Tanks! Guns! Etc! Of various years and types! And all of them are real! You cannot only see them but touch or get on them. Real fun for kids! Two hours was not enough to watch all. Maybe we... More 

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Delft, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

North of Minsk you will find the 'Stalin Line Complex'. Asking around in Minsk how to get there, I was surprised by the fact most people actually knew the place. However, most people recommended taking a bus from the Central Busstation - which we did. After buying a ticket at the desk to bus stop 'Lineja Stalina', we took a... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2015 via mobile

There's a section where visitors can fire an assortment of weaponry including anti tank weapon. Standing nearby out of curiosity i got the shock of our lives at the effect on my ears which are still aching 10 hrs later. Only had a split second warning of the noise and there wasn't time to cover my ears before the bang... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2015

A taste of military force and culture. Good visual and hands on experience. Best time to visit is Independence Day for the reenactment. Not disability friendly.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2014

We left this place disappointed and with mixed feelings. As war interested travellers, we could really not find many things positive in this open air exhibition. It lacks the authenticity of a real WW2 scene and serves basically as a large field collection of miscellaneous WW2 items. Would feel like a tourist trap if there would be other tourists except... More 

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