The biggest attraction in the ukrainian city of Odessa is not located on the surface, but below the ground. Welcome to the largest catacomb network in the world!
During WWII Stalin wanted to keep the supply lines for the Kiev fortress alive at all cost, using two tunnels under the river Dnjepr. Today the ruins of this failed, highly secret project are sinking into the swamps near the city.
The last stop on my trip through Belarus was the border city of Brest. Only the Brest Fortress has survived the Second World War, but not just the giant memorial complex is worth a visit! 🙂
Many may be familiar with the French Maginot Line. The Soviet counterpart, the Stalin Line, is far less well known. 35 kilometers from Minsk, some of the few remains have been turned into a “Military Amusement Park”.
I went to the “Night of the Museum” at the Museum of the Great Patriotic War in Minsk. “What could go wrong?”, I thought… 😉
On August 6, 1945, a B-29 bomber dropped the first atomic bomb over an inhabited city. At 08:16 local time, Hiroshima disappeared from the map. But Japan did not think about surrendering just yet.