Tours: Hero Cities of Russia
Undoubtedly, the most tragic page in the history of Russia was the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945, which took the lives of millions of Soviet people, who defended their motherland. Every inch of Russian land had to be won back with incredible efforts and terrible losses. Entire cities fought to the bitter end, including all peaceful population, and that incredible example of courage and perseverance later brought them the honorary title of Hero Cities of Russia.If you chose this journey we invite you to visit the splendid Russian cities: Kursk, Smolensk, Volgograd, St. Petersburg, Orel and many others. Each of them keeps the memories of those terrible events displayed in grandiose monuments, memorials, museums and exhibitions ...The Hero City of Volgograd is known for its most vivid and spectacular revelations of the bloody horrors of the war. Pictures of the past come alive when you visit the Stalingrad Panorama Museum right at the foot of the Mamaev Kurgan. The thunder of exploding shells, the whistling of bullets, screams and groans of the wounded soldiers - the whole story of those bloody days sweeps in front of his eyes while you're looking at at the magnificent bas-relief paintings. And the ruins of the old mill, the bombed five-story building still standing in peacetime, gaping with empty eyes of the windows are perhaps the most picturesque illustration of the bloody war years.A lot of interesting things about the war is told during the excursion to the City Hero of Smolensk. Located there is the museum named "Smolensk Oblast During the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945", the exposition of which is connected with one of the tragic pages in the history of the city, the battles of Smolensk in 1941.
For the Hero City of Leningrad such horrific pages were the 90 days of total blockade, when thousands of people died from starvations. There you'll be able to visit the Piskarevsky Memorial to all victims of that tragedy with burning candles and fresh flowers all year round.The Eternal Flame in the memorials to the victims of the Second World War is always lit in Kursk, Bryansk, Orel and other Russian cities that heroically hold out in the face of fascist invasion.