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This is more like a school trip for the kids or a visit for local people to embrace and uplift their nationalist feeling. But for tourists, I think it's ok to see it from afar if you don't have enough time to cover everything.
To view the "lonely soldier" and learn about his history, regarding the fights in Litza during the second world war was a "heavy experience". Thanks to the guide who did the visit memorable. Visiting Alyosha is a must for touists in Murmansk. I would also...More
I walked up to the monument from town, seeing Semyon the cat first. This is a great monument, really impressive and the views of the harbour from the site were equally amazing. I would definitely recommend this visit.
This monument is HUGE and very impressive. The monument and its surroundings are beautiful, it overlooks the Kola Bay. It is very easy to access via the #5 bus- take it to the last stop and walk up the hill. There is something peaceful about...More
We visited the Alyosha Statue and it was erected in 1974 as a monument to World War II fighters who protected the Arctic from the German invaders. The Alyosha statue is the second highest monument in Russia and can be seen from a far in...More
The statue and pyramid shaped memorial, also have the usual smaller memorials (plinths?) near them, in memory of the other Hero Cities (although strictly speaking Brest Fortress is not a city).
The main statue is huge and dominates the site, as well as Murmansk in...More