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250-day defense of Sevastopol in 1941-1942 became one of the most heroic pages in the history of the Second World War. Defenders of the Black Sea Fleet’s main base delayed the plans of the German command to capture the Caucasus, seriously affecting the course of the war.

The 30th and 35th coastal artillery batteries played significant role in the defense of Sevastopol. They became the basis of artillery power of the city’s defenders. The 30th Battery was fighting to June 27, 1942.

The 30th coastal artillery battery in Sevastopol, Crimea, Ukraine view 1

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At the end of 1950 according to a special decree of the Council of Ministers of the USSR it was decided to create special bases to store nuclear weapons. The main objectives were to assemble and store nuclear devices, replace the weapons with expiring warranty period, test electronic and mechanical components, and give nuclear weapons to the army for combat use.

One of such bases called Feodosia-13 was built in Kiziltashskaya Valley (near Sudak and Feodosia cities in the Crimea).

Feodosia-13, Crimea, Ukraine view 1

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Balaklava is a town on the southwestern coast of the Crimean peninsula. Administratively it is a part of Sevastopol city but in fact Balaklava is separated from the rest of Sevastopol by a few kilometers of undeveloped area.

Today Balaklava is a popular Crimean resort. Tourists are attracted by the town with long history and numerous monuments, spectacular cliffs and beaches.

Abandoned military hospital, Balaklava, Crimea, Ukraine view 1

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The graveyard of tanks near Kiev

Somewhere near the capital city of Ukraine – Kiev – there is a large junk yard with a lot of different Soviet tanks (photos by mycityua.com).

Kiev city, Ukraine tanks graveyard view 1

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