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The Historical and Cultural Complex Stalin Line

| Highway Minsk-Molodechno P28, 31 km, 1, Loshany 223038, Belarus
+375 17 512-12-33
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HOW TO GET THERE BY BUS for a few roubles

An interesting place to visit and a rare glimpse into the past., just make sure that you dont... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2017
London, United Kingdom
What a great experience!

We really enjoyed every second of our visit. There are so many impressive things to see and... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
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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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| Highway Minsk-Molodechno P28, 31 km, 1, Loshany 223038, Belarus
+375 17 512-12-33
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

An interesting place to visit and a rare glimpse into the past., just make sure that you dont follow a coach party into one of the bunkers , they bunkers are quiet big and can hold many people and you may get stuck inside with...More

3  Thank m4ttieh
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed every second of our visit. There are so many impressive things to see and explore. Especially interesting for history geeks and children. We even got to shoot at a shooting ranch.

1  Thank babykoko
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Took the local minibus out here. Be sure that the driver knows that you are going of at the Stalin line, it is just a small bus stop along the motorway, we where lucky that a guy we spoke with did let the driver now...More

Thank Jocke R
Reviewed 8 June 2017

A fair way out of Minsk.I wouldn't recommend attempting it on your own.Furthermore there is not a great deal of explanation about the strategic implications of the line.So I had the assistance of Andrei my guide.There is a lot of military hardware for those that...More

1  Thank wingate
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...More

Thank Maxiesan
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...More

Thank roseee311
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!)

Thank bjovas
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...More

1  Thank Theresa B
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.

Thank Rodolfo W
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...More

3  Thank VeraBialko
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