Katyn Nationl Memorial Complex, Gnezdovo

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#11 of 24 in Museums in Smolensk Oblast
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  • May 14, 2017
    A place that is not accessible, visit the Smolensk, located near the city, convenient to transport accessibility. In addition to the Memorial Museum is worth visiting, you get it at a terrible time, when on the one hand on the ordinary person was propaganda posters and photos of "the beautiful country" with sports festivals and stahanavcami, and on the other hand, repression and telegrams of the NKVD on "overfulfillment of plan". This memory is needed, not to forget and not to repeat. By the way for the main complex, there is a small gate, however already territory, she goes to the forest, but there is continued examination, there is the "Valley of death", where next to the summer staff NKVD executions, went the entire forest in paints, still no data on the exact number of repressed, only common mass graves and crosses, so you better bring flowers of the city and leave in memory of innocent victims.
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  • May 7, 2017
    Visited the memorial complex on the Vitebsk road. In a pine forest, far from the city of silence is a mass grave of people finally killed.
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  • April 30, 2017
    It seems to me that such seats should be required to visit. First of all, in terms of understanding the history of their country, taking place at the present time and the difference in the mentalities of different peoples. With the last paragraph: started with the Polish part of the complex. Perfect geometry, hundreds of plaques with the names of those killed, closed stoves silhouettes of mass graves. Very solemnly, simply and sincerely. On the Russian part of the Memorial (namely to places of shootings) came almost by accident-it is behind a fence with neatly covered with a wicket. If you go deep into the forest, on the right side you can see the path along which the chaotically scattered wooden crosses hammered together with wreaths. Everything. The contrast is just staggering. And staggering illiteracy (or, unfortunately, do not even know how to say) some "visitors". Near Orthodox cross (monument to the Russian part of the Memorial) stand stands for candles, at which children's handwriting is written "Thanks for peace!", "war has passed, yay!". The feeling that children are not explained the appointment or Memorial is no need. Alas. Thanks to everyone who organized this complex and supports him in this condition every day!
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