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Private Tour: Rossoshka cemetery & Soldiers' field memorial

By UVisitRussia
Price was undefined, price is now £235
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4h
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Highlights

  • Guaranteed skip-the-line entrance

  • Visit memorial complexes “Soldier's Field” and “Rossoshka”

  • Look at the places where the Battle of Stalingrad took place

  • See the mass graves of soldiers died in action in Stalingrad

  • Visit museum of excavations and searches works

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Professional English-speaking guide assistance. Other languages upon request

  • What's included

    Driver’s services (Comfortable car/minivan with A/C)

  • What's excluded

    Food / Drinks

  • What's excluded

    Personal expenses

  • What's excluded

    Service charges (optional)

Know Before You Book

  • The tour to memorial complex “Soldier field” and “Rossoshka” may be combined with other 3-4 hour tours on the same day.

  • Dates from April-November.

  • Group tour can be arranged for small groups on terrain minivan.

  • Children are allowed. Adult pricing applies to all travellers.

What you can expect

Excursion to the memorial complexes “Soldier's Field” and “Rossoshka” - the main supply centres of the German 6th Army in Stalingrad. Perhaps today these are the most effective and untouched places after the Battle of Stalingrad, where you can literally touch the history of this great event.

The village of Rossoshka is about 20 miles northwest of the centre of Volgograd. It was destroyed in heavy fighting in late August 1942, when the 87th Rifle Division of the Soviet 62nd Army held up the advance of the German 35th Infantry Division for a week, and there were further fierce battles in January 1943.

Today here buried more than 20.000 Soviet/Russian, 2.000 Romanian and 65.000 German soldiers and officers have fallen in the fightings for Stalingrad, 1942-1943. During the tour to the village Rossoshka, you will learn about the fierce fightings here during August 1942 and January 1943. You will also learn the story of these memorials and annual search works of excavation volunteer teams. The tour includes a visit to the 3 memorial cemeteries and museum of excavations and searches works on the fields of Volgograd (former Stalingrad). On the way to memorials, you will enjoy the stories and the view of the local countryside and Stalingrad steppe.

The names of the approximately 150 000 missing persons and those of the war victims who cannot be recovered any more are listed in alphabetic sequence on a block of natural stone.

The war victims of this cemetery are a reminder of Peace.

During this tour, you will learn about the role of Gorodische small town during the Battle of Stalingrad and will visit the several memorials including the mass graves of Soviet soldiers and the area where still lie the remains of German soldiers and officers died in action in Stalingrad.

Tour to the outskirts of the city to Soldiers' Field Memorial with its touching story about the girl who never received her father's last letter from Stalingrad. The sight is also given a perfect view of the city defence line. The main composition of the memorial is a bronze sculpture of a girl, rushes to the common grave of Soviet soldiers, whose remains were found in a minefield. In the centre of the memorial - a funnel in the form of a five-pointed star, which rises from the bottom of “explosion” of cemented shells and shrapnel bombs, shells and mines. It is a symbol of the last explosion of the second world war.

Location

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Activity Location

  • Memorial complexes "Soldier's Field" and "Rossoshka"
  • Voyenno-Memorial'noye Kladbishche Rossoshki
  • Волгоград Volgograd Oblast 403024

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Hotel Pickup
  • Volgograd Volgograd Oblast
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