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While docked in Kirkenes, we did a trip to the Russian Border. On the way, we stopped at a WW2 air raid shelter. The shelter was dug out by hand from the granite by the miners of the local iron mine to protect the residents...More
I went on a kick-sled tour of Kirkenes and this statue was one of the stops. I was told it use to have an eagle under the foot of the soldier but has since bee removed. Very easy to walk to on your own.
Situated on elevated grounds in a housing estate a short walk from town centre.
Gives certain perspectives on Russian influence in this area and remembrance of many who lost their lives; lest we forget the price for peace.
Nice memorial in honor of the Red Army liberating Kirkenes from the Nazis by the end of WWII. The history of the city is in fact still today very closely linked to Russia, as there are only 7 kilometers distance to the Russian border.
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
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