Soviet Liberation Monument

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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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Andrewsk8s
Trondheim, Norway281 contributions
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It is a great FREE thing to see/do in Kirkenes after everything is closed or if you have some time to kill.

It is basically a statue on a memorial pedestal on a small hilltop. I think it was a nice gesture and the honourable thing to do for soldiers of whatever nationality that fought and died to liberate your city.

If you have any interest in history I think it is an interesting period when countries had strange bedfellows out of necessity (allies bombing, the Finns, the Nazis, Norwegian resistance, and then the Soviet liberators who will later become Cold War arch-enemies).

Anyway, it was a 5 minute walk from my hotel in Sentrum. It costs nothing, and it was good exercise. Recommended.
Written July 28, 2021
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Mirek
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Only flowers from Russia (text in azbuka) were on the site - none from Norway...
Nice place above the small city
Written November 28, 2020
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Darrencru
Oxfordshire, UK211 contributions
A short walk up the hill to see this and help understand the complex nature of WWII here in Kirkenes. Not much else there though so just be clear this is just a monument, but interesting all the same whilst you are in the area.
Written October 14, 2020
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estenstad
Oslo, Norway40 contributions
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This is only a monument/statue, but should be seen in Kirkenes. The monument expresses gratitude to the soldiers of Soviet Russia, who liberated Kirkenes and other parts of Northern Norway during the last months of World war II.
Written July 16, 2020
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nick_ng
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia968 contributions
Understanding to role of the Soviet army here puts things into perspective and gives a better understanding of history.
Written February 15, 2020
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david r
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An important reminder of the Soviet liberation of the area, all too often overlooked by historians in the west. Wreaths are still put there to honor those who took part in this important part of the history of Kirkenes.
Written January 19, 2020
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Irishrover m
Brisbane, Australia497 contributions
A part of the history of Kirkenes.
A stark reminder of the futility of war.
The Soviets did so much in helping this lovely little town be r3sord after the war.
Written January 16, 2020
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rohizani
penang159 contributions
Never have the knowledge about Russian role in Norway's history. THus this trip has been very enlightening and informative. Great tour.
Written December 6, 2019
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Steven L
Syracuse, NY846 contributions
My wife and I were on a recent Hurtigruten trip and along with exploring Kirkenes , we wanted to see the Soviet Liberation Monument. We were there on October 23rd and as we walked through the town couldn't help but notice a lot of large black cars and police tape spread around liberally.
A few policemen were standing near the Monument so I asked them about the activity. Apparently the city was liberated during WW 2 by Russian soldiers on October 25th , 1944 and was the first city in Norway to feel the end of Nazi occupation.
All of the activity we were seeing was in preparation for the 75th anniversary ceremonies to take place on October 25th.
The King of Norway and the Russian Foreign Minister were going to be in attendance along with other dignitaries.
It was memorable for us to be close to such an important event.
Written November 6, 2019
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50sandrelax
Peterborough, UK73 contributions
we were there for the 75th aniversary where both norwegians and russians laid wreaths. The king of Norway attended as well as sergie lavrov the russian foreign minister.
Written October 28, 2019
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