Soviet Liberation Monument, Kirkenes

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  • It is a great FREE thing to see/do in Kirkenes after everything is closed or if you have some time to kill. It is basically a statue on a memorial pedestal on a small hilltop. I think it was a... 
    It is a great FREE thing to see/do in Kirkenes after everything is closed or if you have some time to kill. It is basically a statue on a memorial pedestal on a small hilltop. I think it was a...  more »
  • Only flowers from Russia (text in azbuka) were on the site - none from Norway... Nice place above the small city 
    Only flowers from Russia (text in azbuka) were on the site - none from Norway... Nice place above the small city  more »
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  • A very special place with a lot of historical meaning and importance.
  • Anyone who sees the Monument to the Soviet Warrior - a piece of history hidden in a small, quiet residential area - cannot imagine that the city was bombed 321 times before Soviet-Russian Red Army soldiers arrived and helped Kirkenes to be freed of the German occupation during WWII. The Monument to the Soviet Warrior, was erected by the Norwegians as a token of gratitude to the USSR Red Army for the liberation of this area of Norway during Operation Petsamo-Kirkenes in October 1944, and is located in the Haganes area of Kirkenes. The inscription on the Monument's pedestal, written in Russian and Norwegian, says: "To the brave Soviet soldiers in memory of the liberation of the city of Kirkenes in 1944." Nearly 27 million Soviets soldiers sacrificed their lives to fight Nazism. It's an important fact that makes us think. A must visit!

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