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Memorial Complex “the Mound Of Glory

Minsk, Belarus

The memorial complex “The Mound of Glory” symbolizes heroism of the Belarusians who defeated fascism in their own land during the Great Patriotic War.

Construction of the mound began on November, 20 1967. Thousands of residents of Minsk and Minsk Oblast, military personnel together with professional builders took part in the creation of the monument.

The inauguration of the Mound of Glory was held in the 25 th anniversary of the liberation of Belarus – on July, 5 1969. The monument is located in Smolevichi Region, the 25-kilometer point of the Minsk-Moscow highway. The height - 35 meters. At the top, in the center of a viewing platform there are 4 obelisks in the form of bayonets, representing 4 fronts which liberated Belarus in summer 1944, a stone ring with images the guerrillas and various types of troops. 2 stairs, at 241 steps each, lead to the viewing platform. On the slope there is a memorial plate with an inscription: «The land from the hero-cities and other places of fierce fighting, from towns and villages that have ever distinguished themselves by arms and labour feats for the sake of freedom and independence of the Soviet Motherland, lay – handful to handful -in the Mound of Glory».

Address: Villge  Sloboda, Smolevichi District, Minsk Region, Belarus, 21 km of highway M2  

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