Soviet Liberation Monument, Kirkenes

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  • This was the turn around point of our holiday so decided to go on excursion. I never realised that Germany occupied this area of Norway and that it was bombed by the Russians who later liberated the t...  more »
  • As a Brit, we don’t often get to see things from the point of view of the Russians being saviours so it was a fascinating insight into the experiences of the Norwegians during the war and the massive ...  more »
  • In Central Europe we know too little of the fact that WWII caused heavy fighting in this northernmost town of Europe. This onument reminds us! As does the Andersgrotta - a bomb bunker in its vicinity.  more »
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  • A Great little piece of history located over bomb shelter bunkers. This is an easy walk from the shipping terminals, no necessary to take any type of tour unless you're interested in more history from the tour guide.
  • History. Lest we forget human insanity.
  • Very solemn
  • Interesting historical place. The grotto, in which the population protected from bombing raids would be under the statue.
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  • Monument to the Soviet war memorial in the town of Kirkenes. Erected by the Norwegians in gratitude to the Red Army for the liberation of Eastern Finnmark during the Petsamo-Kirkenes operation in October, 1944. is located in the District of Haganes in the town of Kirkenes. The inscription on the pedestal, performed in Russian and Norwegian, reads: "Brave Soviet soldiers in memory of the liberation of the city of Kirkenes in 1944. Figure of the Warrior created by the Norwegian sculptor Stiniusom Fredriksenom, design pedestal designed by architect Gudolfom Blakstadom. Opening of the monument took place on July 8, 1952
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