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Tribute to the Red Army

The original 1951 monument portrayed a soldier trampling on the German eagle; after the war, in the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
kiwibuddy1
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Grand Bend, Canada
Nice tribute

Had a walk around Kirkenes centre and to the monument of the Russian soldier . It to thank them for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
AP194R
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Perth, Australia
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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 2 weeks ago

The original 1951 monument portrayed a soldier trampling on the German eagle; after the war, in the interest of diplomacy, locals replaced the eagle with a rock.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a walk around Kirkenes centre and to the monument of the Russian soldier . It to thank them for helping liberate them from the Germans in 1944 . The Russian boarder is only 17 kilometers away

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 5, 2019

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.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Krista W
Reviewed December 20, 2018

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.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 19, 2018 via mobile

Gives some historical insights into the world war 2 and the Soviet Union involvement during the war.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 7, 2018

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.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

There’s not much else to see in Kirkenes, and this monument is of great historical significance, so worth the walk through the town to see it.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 23, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Janet M
Reviewed October 13, 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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but it is Soviet mashingun. Why British?
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