The fields south of Kursk. Looking east from Yakovlevo which was near the
starting point for the 4th Panzer army's advance northeast towards Prokhorovka
The Bus stop at Yakovlevo. A real example of
Soviet design from the 50s-60s
portion of the soviet designed monument north of Belgorod. Again, very typical
of the soviet's depiction of their heroic armored crewmen.
This is the melted engine block of a T-34 tank. It contains the German AP
round which originally set the tank afire. Displayed in a museum/memorial on
the Kursk/Belgorod highway.
A portion of shattered German tank armor on
This is the monument south of Prokhorovka. It sits in a field which was the
high-water mark of II SS panzerkorps advance in the southern pincer. They were
stopped here by the Russian 5th guards tank army.
T-34s on display south of Prokhorovka. The Russians appear to have no shortage
of them; even today.
I love the way tanks are adorned with Soviet
slogans. Here: "For the Motherland!"
"Death to the fascist invaders!"
I love old Russian cars too.
This is a very neat (and newly constructed) monument erected in Prokhorovka.
it shows T-34s bowling over German Tigers. Again: "For the motherland!"
An orthodox Church being restored in the center of Belgorod. Almost 20 years
after perestroika, they are still working on re-converting old churches back
to places of worship rather than the grain storage buildings that the Soviets
used them for.