1418 steps
down the memory lane

Museum complex

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.

June 22

The attack of Nazi Germany and its satellites on the Soviet Union.

The beginning of the Great Patriotic War.

The attack of Nazi Germany
June 23

The beginning of the battle for town city and port of Liepaja. Soviet troops withdraw from the city of Grodno.

The attack of Nazi Germany
June 24

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.

The attack of Nazi Germany
June 25

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.

The attack of Nazi Germany
June 26

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.

The attack of Nazi Germany
June 27

Soviet troops withdraw from the town of Baranovichi.

Hungary declared war on the Soviet Union.

The attack of Nazi Germany
June 28

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 attack of Nazi Germany
June 29

The defensive operation began in the Arctic and Karelia.

The attack of Nazi Germany
June 30

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).

The attack of Nazi Germany
July 1

Soviet troops withdraw from the city of Riga.

The State Defense Committee decrees to enlist Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard in T-34 tanks manufacturing.

The attack of Nazi Germany
Perpetuate Memory
of WWII participants
Музейный комплекс

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.

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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.