19 Sights in Donetsk, Ukraine (with Map and Images)
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1. Танк Т-34-85
The T-34 is a Soviet medium tank introduced in 1940. When introduced, its 76. 2 mm (3 in) tank gun was more powerful than its contemporaries, and its 60-degree sloped armour provided good protection against anti-tank weapons. The Christie suspension was inherited from the design of the American J. Walter Christie's M1928 tank, versions of which were sold turretless to the Red Army and documented as "farm tractors" after they had been rejected by the U. S. Army. The T-34 had a profound effect on the conflict on the Eastern Front in the Second World War, and had a long lasting impact on tank design. After the Germans encountered the tank in 1941 during Operation Barbarossa, German General, Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist, called it "the finest tank in the world" and Heinz Guderian affirmed the T-34's "vast superiority" over German tanks. Alfred Jodl, chief of operations staff of the German armed forces, noted in his war diary that "the surprise at this new and thus unknown wunder-armament being unleashed against the German assault divisions," although its armour and armament were surpassed later in the war.
The 85-mm divisional gun D-44 was a Soviet divisional 85-mm calibre field artillery gun used in the last action of World War II. It was designed as the replacement for the 76 mm divisional gun M1942 (ZiS-3). The gun is no longer in front-line service with the Russian Ground Forces, although some 200 of the Chinese Type 56 variant are still in service with the Pakistan Army. Wartime service included use by communist forces during the Vietnam War and by Arab forces during their conflicts with Israel.
3. Donetsk Museum
Donetsk Regional Museum of Local Lore is a museum of local lore of Donetsk region, one of the oldest and largest museums in Ukraine. In August 2014, it suffered significant damage as a result of shelling by pro-Russian militants. The museum was evacuated to the territory controlled by the Ukrainian authorities. Currently, the main attention is paid to the establishment of research, scientific-fund, methodological work and work on the protection of monuments of archeology, history and culture.
4. Танк Т-54
The T-54 and T-55 tanks are a series of Soviet main battle tanks introduced in the years following the Second World War. The first T-54 prototype was completed at Nizhny Tagil by the end of 1945. From the late 1950s, the T-54 eventually became the main tank for armoured units of the Soviet Army, armies of the Warsaw Pact countries, and many others. T-54s and T-55s have been involved in many of the world's armed conflicts since their introduction in the second half of the 20th century.
5. Богдану Хмельницькому
The monument to Bogdan Khmelnytsky was created in honor of Bohdan Zynoviy Khmelnytsky, a nobleman of Ruthenian, registered Cossack, military clerk, and since 1648 — hetman of the Zaporozhian Army. Organizer of the uprising against the nobility in Ukraine, which grew into the National Liberation War of the Ukrainian people against the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. The founder of the Cossack state on the territory of Central Ukraine — the Zaporozhian Army.
6. Івану Ткаченку
The Tkachenko monument is a monument of monumental art of local significance. It was registered in accordance with the order of the executive committee of Donetsk city council of workers' deputies No. 280-p of April 19, 1983 under the security number 1869. Located in the Leninsky district of Donetsk, on Tkachenko Square. Geographic coordinates: 47°58′27" NL. w. 37°48′29" E. d.. A street leads to the square, also named after Tkachenko.
7. Мечеть Ахать Джами
The Ahat Jami Mosque, is a congregational mosque located in Donetsk, Ukraine. The mosque was named in honor of local mafia boss Akhat Bragin and one of its minarets is named after Rinat Akhmetov. It is the first mosque to be built in Donets basin since the fall of the Soviet Union. Although de jure located in Ukraine, the mosque is on territory currently controlled by the unrecognized Donetsk People's Republic.
8. Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral
The Transfiguration Cathedral is the Cathedral of the Orthodox Church in Donetsk in honor of the transformation of the Lord, the main temple of the Donetsk People’s Republic and the Donetsk diocese of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. The current building was built in the 1990s and 2000s on the model of the church of the same name, destroyed in 1931.
Wikipedia: Спасо-Преображенский кафедральный собор (Донецк) (RU)
9. Викладачам, наставникам і співробітникам Донецького медичного інституту
Monument to medical personnel killed in the German-Soviet War commemorates the teachers, educators and staff of the Donai Medical Research Institute established on the territory of Donai National Medical University in the United States between the first and second teaching buildings. Author of monument sculptor Yasiniko Mikola Vasilyevich.
Wikipedia: Пам'ятник медичним працівникам, що загинули в роки Великої Вітчизняної війни (Донецьк) (UK)
10. Будьоний С.М.
A monument to Budyonny was erected in the Budyonnovsky district of Donetsk in honor of Semyon Mikhailovich Budyonny, a Soviet military leader, a participant in the Civil War, commander of the First Cavalry Army, one of the first Marshals of the Soviet Union, three times Hero of the Soviet Union, a full Knight of St. George.
11. Твоїм визволителям, Донбасе
To Donbas Liberators is a monument in Lenin Komsomol park, Donetsk, dedicated to military units and formations participating in the ousting of Wehrmacht from Donbas during World War II. It is the largest monument in the south-east of Ukraine, the main military history monument of the city and region.
The 152 mm gun-howitzer M1955, also known as the D-20, is a manually loaded, towed 152 mm artillery piece, manufactured in the Soviet Union during the 1950s. It was first observed by the west in 1955, at which time it was designated the M1955. Its GRAU index is 52-P-546.
The Bowie-Flevsky monument was erected in Menshire, Donovsk, in memory of Vasilifravich, a Russian sociologist, public scientist, economist and Baylor, folklorist and active participant in the public movement of 1860-1890-90-whose name is worn on the grave.
The ZiS-2 is a Soviet 57 mm anti-tank gun used during World War II. The ZiS-4 is a version of the gun that was meant to be installed in tanks. ZiS stands for Zavod imeni Stalina, the official title of Artillery Factory No. 92, which produced the gun first.
The 76-mm divisional gun M1942 (ZiS-3) was a Soviet 76.2 mm divisional field gun used during World War II. ZiS was a factory designation and stood for Zavod imeni Stalina, the honorific title of Artillery Factory No. 92, which first constructed this gun.
A monument to Gurov was installed in Donetsk on the grave of Lieutenant-General, member of the Military Council of the Southern Front Kuzma Akimovich Gurov. It is located in Voroshilov district of Donetsk, in the square of Teatralna square.
AZP S-60 is a Soviet towed, road-transportable, short- to medium-range, single-barrel anti-aircraft gun from the 1950s. The gun was extensively used in Warsaw Pact, Middle Eastern and South-East Asian countries.
18. Пальма Мерцалова
A palm image of Mozi sculpture. In 1895, Mozi and his assistant hammered saw blades were carved from the rails of blacksmiths in Yuxi Mill. 1900 International Industrial Exhibition Grand Prix marked by Paris.
19. Слава шахтарській праці
The monument "Glory to Miner's Labor" is located in the Kyiv district of Donetsk in the center of Shakhtarska Square. Geographic coordinates: 48°02′14" NL. w. 37°46′55" E. d.. Installed in 1967.
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