Brest (Biarescie) Fortress

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The Fortress of Biarescie (Brest, Brest-Litovsk at the taime) was built in 1830-1842 in place of Biarescie Castle by the plan of Generals Malecki and Operman and Cornel Feldman of Russian Imperial Army.

 

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The Fortress of Brest was a place of a heroic seige during the WWII For more than month soldiers were defending the fortress against Nazi occupation well behind the enemy line advancing towards Moscow. To commemorate this heroic defence a memorial "Bresckaia Krepasc'" was built after WWII in The Fortress of Brest.

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Photos:

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References:

"Castles of Belarus" - set of postcards. Concept and photos by S. Plytkevich, text - V. Hryniavecki, Minsk, Printing House "Printing Poligraphic Center", project by Marketing Agency "Riftour"

"Arhitektura Belarusi. Encyklapedychny davednik" ("Architecture of Belarus. Encyclopedia") - ed.: A.A. Voinau and others, Minsk, Publishing house "Belaruskaia Encyklapedyia" named after Piatrus' Brouka, 1993. ISBN 5-85700-078-5.

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