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The memorial complex «Rylenki»

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Type: Memorial complex Date of Foundation: 1973 - 1973 yy Status: Regional value Republic of Belarus, MinskVitebsk region., Dubrovno district, village Rylenki

The memorial complex «Rylenki», erected in 1973 on the Rylenskom cemetery burial place of 10,000 Soviet soldiers of the 11th Guards Army and 31st Army, killed in the fierce battles in the area from October 1943 to June 1944. At the entrance to the memorial - the gateway to the relief images of faces soldiers. The basic composition of the memorial is 164 plates with the names of the soldiers buried here. Along the road from the gate to the plates are four stelae dedicated to perfect in this area exploits of the Hero of the Soviet Union, Yuri Smirnov, whom the Nazis was crucified on the wall of the dugout, A.N.Vasileva, closed the embrasure of the enemy pillbox with his body, the Hero of the Soviet Union A. A. Nikandrova raised in an attack fighters, S. Astakhov and Bruno de Foltano, pilots regimen «Normandy-Neman», who died in a plane.

The inscription on the plaque reads: «In these places, from October 1943 to June 1944 the front line. It began «Operation Bagration», during which the troops - the 3rd Belorussian Front, commanded by Army Gen. I.D.Chernyahovskogo in conjunction with the Troops of the 1st Baltic and 2nd Byelorussian Front liberated from the Nazi invaders Soviet Belarus». Freedom won in the struggle against the fascist invaders, cost our nation dearly. Оnly fighting for the liberation Dubrovnenskogo area killed about 20,000 Soviet soldiers and officers. bow their heads low before the blessed memory of heroes who sacrificed their lives for our peaceful day.

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Address Republic of Belarus, MinskVitebsk region., Dubrovno district, village Rylenki GPS Google: 54.516697′ N, 30.731134′ E