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Reviewed 13 October 2018
KernowTravellers10
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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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A little out of the centre of town but an interesting point in history. Kirkenes was hugely... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2018
Sailrepair
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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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Memorial of the Red Army that liberated South Varanger during the fall of 1944, after four years of German occupation.
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Kirkenes sentrum, Kirkenes, Norway
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kirkenes is within a couple miles of the Russian border and there is a Russian influence in the town. The town/area suffered under nazi occupation until 1944 when it was liberated by the Russian army. The monument is a large soldier with writing in Norwegian...More

Thank Janet M
Reviewed 13 October 2018

Unless you know about it, you would probably not expect to find it in the middle of a housing estate. However, the monument is actually only about 5 minutes' walk uphill from Kirkenes Thon Hotel. With little other attractions in Kirkenes, other than the excellent...More

Thank KernowTravellers10
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Obviously you have to make the hike up the hill as this is the only statue in town, and is of great historical significance. But once you've seen it, you can tick it off!

Thank LordBowdon
Reviewed 21 June 2018

A little out of the centre of town but an interesting point in history. Kirkenes was hugely affected by German occupation in WW2 and the Russians liberated the town. The Town is of of very very close the the russian border and a lot of...More

Thank Sailrepair
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Sometimes lost during all of the tension of the Cold War period was the fact that the Soviet Union did much of the heavy lifting against the Germans in World War II. That was certainly true in Finn Mark, the area where Russia, Finland and...More

Thank robertwD7057IG
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

The statue standing high on a hill over looking the town. One Soviet Soldier carrying a British supplied Thomson machine gun.

Thank Tony C
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

This is a great monument of the memories of the Second World War addressed to the Soviet Solders who rescued Norway from the fascists. Nice to see that not everywhere people fill hate to Soviet Union and Russia.

Thank Евгений З
Reviewed 9 June 2018

Not a huge minument as part of a guided tour around town ( off Hurtigruten ship), Guide told us they had to alter the top of the statue under foot to make it politally correct as all locas have to get on well with each...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 3 April 2018

Had a couple of hours stop from our Hurtigruten Northern Lights trip. Got off the boat and just walked. Came upon this statue by accident beside the Russian Border Bus Stop. Not a huge statue fan but this was quite emotive. Well worth walking up...More

Thank maizedaisy
Reviewed 28 February 2018

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 town. We visited the Schengen Border between Russia...More

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dirkh957
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but it is Soviet mashingun. Why British?
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