Ljudnikova Island, Volgograd

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  • Stalingrad battle lasted 3 autumn months and 2 winter months from 23th of August 1942 to 2d of February 1943. The defeat of the fascists in Stalingrad was beginning of the end for them. And Ludnikov's...  more »
  • They were not to survive. They were to be mixed with ground under wildest attacks. It is not in the center of water. It is island as the heroes were surrounded by fascists from 3 sides and the Volga b...  more »
  • This place is in the top of the main patriotic attractions in Volgograd, along with Berlusconi's and the Museum-Panorama. The word "island" is the name of a symbolic, because on a small piece of the banks of the Volga River, with three sides surrounded by Germans, some unimaginable way within two months fighting 138 Division of General Ljudvigova. Division defended the plant "Barricades". It was hell on Earth, the Division suffered tremendous losses in combat and in maintaining the supply of reinforcements and supplies-most of the time the Volga was not available for shipping due to ice floes and was under fire of the enemy. Now on this site are the ruins of the former House) 1 Director "Barricades", which housed the headquarters of Lyudnikova (this is one of the three buildings were not restored after the war, along with mill Gergarda and laboratory at the Red October), 2), 3) modern Memorial Cemetery. There is an observation deck overlooking the Volga. Be here is to simply submit all that happened here and pay tribute to the memory of tens of thousands of dead-the exact number is still not established. Plan a visit to the stands during daylight hours to reach on foot from the village of Lower Barricades or by taxi. "The island" and the road to it have quite overgrown look, wish the authorities to remedy the situation. This place is in the top list of Volgograd WW2 sights along with the Mamaev Kurgan and the Stalingrad Battle museum. The word "island" is used in metaphoric meaning to depict a small piece of land on the bank of the river Volga where the 138th division of general Ludnikov was fighting fiercly for about 2 months, from mid October to mid December being encircled by the German troops from th REE sides and by the ice flowing Volga streams from the forth. The devision was defending the Barricades plant. The place was nothing but hell on earth. The album had huge losses during severe fights with the enemy forces and while surpassing ferry crossing bringing supplies and reserves through the icy river under the constant German fire. Now this territory has the following objects to see: the ruins of the house of the Barricades plant director that was used as a post-Ludnikov's thats one of the 3 destroyed buildings not rebuilt after the battle (the other two are the Gergard's mill near the Panorama muse UM and the building of the laboratory at the Red October plant-its closed for visitors), the official monument and the memorial cemetery. There's a nice view point on the Volga river from here. Its definitely worth coming to get the idea of this place and events connected with and honor the memory of dozens of thousands does of the fallen-we even don't know the exact number of them. You should plan coming here at the daytime, by foot from the Lower area Barricades or by taxi. Its not far but the road is not busy and kind of overgrown with bushes. The whole place is not properly maintained except for the newly built memorial cemetery. There's no English information so I recommend the tourists to read about this place before coming or came with a guide.
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