down the memory lane
The Memory Lane museum complex is located inside the Patriot Park around the Main Church of the Armed Forces of Russia. The museum complex is 1,418 steps long – in memory of 1,418 battle packed days and nights of the Great Patriotic War (Eastern Front of World War II). Detailed history of every day of the war is presented through the graphic time line of the exhibition.
The attack of Nazi Germany and its satellites on the Soviet Union.
The beginning of the Great Patriotic War.
The beginning of the battle for town city and port of Liepaja. Soviet troops withdraw from the city of Grodno.
Soviet troops withdraw from the city of Vilnius.
The Central Committee of the All-Union Communist Party of Bolsheviks and the Council of People's Commissars of the USSR releases the decree to arrange an evacuation council under the Council of People's Commissars of the USSR.
After discovering that Finland is preparing for the war with the USSR, the People's Commissar Semyon Timoshenko decides to strike preemptively.
The Soviet Air Forces bombard Finnish airfields.
Ships and aircraft of the Black Sea Fleet attack the Romanian naval base of Constanța.
Soviet troops withdraw from the town of Daugavpils.
Soviet long-range aviation struck German tank columns on the approaches to Minsk.
Soviet troops withdraw from the town of Baranovichi.
Hungary declared war on the Soviet Union.
Soviet troops withdraw from the cities of Kovel and Minsk.
With Minsk being now taken over, the troops of the Western Front are surrounded in the Bialystok – Minsk region.
The defensive operation began in the Arctic and Karelia.
The Soviet Air Forces conduct an operation to destroy bridges in the town of Bobruisk.
The South-Western Front receives an order to withdraw to the line of the old border (Korosten, Novograd-Volynsky, Proskurov).
Soviet troops withdraw from the city of Riga.
The State Defense Committee decrees to enlist Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard in T-34 tanks manufacturing.
of WWII participants
The museum complex presents names and photographs of WWII participants. Contribution to the project can be made by everyone who remembers and honors a relative who fought for his homeland through sharing participant’s photographs of the pre-war, war and post-war times, and their personal story from the home archives. All collected materials will be immortalized in the Memory Lane gallery and will forever remain in the hearts of our descendants and compatriots.
The Memory Lane is a web resource constantly updated with new information and photographs.
The Memory Lane museum complex invites the visitors to its unique halls with the effect of immersion into key events in the Eastern Front of World War II. The museum complex presents unique historical exhibits from the WWII times – a rousing testimony of the era.