Stalin’s line – Such name the Western press gave to defensive project of the Soviet Union. Its facilities were located along the entire western border, including in the territory of Belarus. Although the suddenness of the German offensive did not give the USSR its full defence, these fortifications also played a role.
Now part of this defensive complex has been reconstructed. The opening of the Stalin Line in Minsk in the open air was timed to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the victory of the USSR in the war. It is based on pillboxes that have been preserved since the early 40s. The command post, fire points for machine gunners and artillerymen were recreated.
Visitors to the open-air museum can also look at anti-tank ditches, dug-outs, wire fences, wire fences. A rich collection of tanks, aircraft, guns, other military equipment of those times is presented. There is one of several monuments in Belarus to Stalin.
To all visitors of the Stalin Line in Minsk it will be interesting to see the legendary T-34 tank. On the site of military equipment are Soviet jet systems, anti-tank guns, self-propelled units. On the site of aviation there are storm troopers, fighter planes and a military helicopter. But the real fame of Stalin’s line was in Belarus due to its military range. There you can shoot blank ammunition from various weapons, with payment for each shot. There are pistols, machine guns, anti-tank rifles, including legendary weapons: Nagan, TT, Mauser.
There is an opportunity to get acquainted with the small arms of the Reich. There is a shooting range: guns like AK-47, sniper rifles, maschine gun Maxim. Such a service, as two circles of riding on a tank, must be ordered in advance. Group of up to 10 people, tanks to choose from: Soviet, modern or German.
How to visit:
distance: ~ 70 km round way
Tour price: – 40 euro (per car 1-4 pax) + 10 BYN entrance fee per person
waiting (1 hour) – 5 euro
Please, be informed, that we provide only delivery service, without special guide information.
Simply choose day and time and the driver will pick you up from your place.