Dedicated to the Great Patriotic War or World War II as it is known in the west, this museum opened in 1995 on the 50th anniversary of the Great Victory. The museum houses a set of evocative battle dioramas on the ground floor, with excellent explanations of the scenes in English.
Speech at ceremony unveiling a monument to World War I heroes. President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Friends, A century ago on this day, Russia found itself obliged to enter World War I. Today, we are unveiling this monument to its heroes – Russian soldiers and officers.
In the 16th and 17th centuries, Kineshma was a major fishing center, which supplied sturgeon for the Tsar's table. In 1608, it was twice ravaged by the Poles. Throughout its history, Kineshma belonged to different Russian regions, including Archangelgorod Governorate, Yaroslavl Province of Saint Petersburg Governorate, and Moscow Governorate.
Memorial to Victims of Political Repression During the period of Perestroika and on into the 1990s, as Russians began to come to grips with the horrific and long suppressed history of repression and state murder in the Stalin era, monuments began to appear to the many millions who had suffered and died at the hands of the Soviet authorities.