Volgograd, Russia. 2

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Well, this happened after church on a warm, not-so-sunny day last spring.  IMG_20140420_215831

I decided to take a walk to the Volgograd State Panoramic Museum “The Battle of Stalingrad”, located right at the center of the city.

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It tells the story of a critical battle that marked the turning point of World War II.20140420_170438

Inside the museum is an artistic panorama of the battle, and is the biggest pictorial canvas of Russia (16m × 120m).

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There are also 8 exhibition halls with more than 3,500 exhibits.

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This museum also showcases military equipment such as tanks, aircrafts and a troop train in the open air.IMG_20140421_175008

The love of open-air museums.
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After the Stalingrad siege, the town had been reduced to ruins and the only building left standing was an old steam mill.

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After reconstruction, the ruins of the mill were left untouched as a monument of the devastating Battle of Stalingrad.

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The museum overlooks the Volga River, the longest in Europe.

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Always be kind.

Dee.


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