Sevastopol and Crimea

Crimean war, World War I, Russian Civil War, World War II.

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City of Russian glory. Linked with it almost all the important events in the history of Russia. Despite the fact that after the collapse of the USSR the city was ceded to Ukraine in Sevastopol dominates the Russian population, and almost all speak Russian. Historically, there are many military and former military. For a long time in the Soviet Union as the Sevastopol naval base was closed to both foreign tourists, even for Soviet citizens. Ukraine opened for all the tourists and this beautiful old city. Ukraine provides Sevastopol and the Crimea greater autonomy, including the Russian language as one of the two official languages. Preserved all the Russian cultural and historic monuments. Sevastopol, feels like a normal Russian city. And tourists in Crimea surprising prices that are lower at all, than in continental Russia. History, culture, nature – it’s all in the Crimea are gorgeous and beautiful.
Sevastopol – a city hero. From Sevastopol linked history of the Crimean War.

Crimean War fortress gun

Crimean War fortress gun

Sevastopol fell on the German cruiser Goeben in the First World War. There were battles between the Red Army of Comrade Trotsky and the Russian Army General Wrangel. Hence the Russian army was evacuated to Allied bases in Turkey, much like it was with the Army of Serbia.

WWI-WWII fortress guns

WWI-WWII fortress guns

World War II Sevastopol is also associated with many events. The defense and the capture of Sevastopol, significant events in the history of the Second World War and still has many secrets. How, for example, the Soviet NKVD during the time I blew retreat underground plant alive and destroy all of the wounded and sick. This is a crime against the Soviet regime, their fighters are still suppressed by Soviet propaganda. It’s a complicated story local Tatars. In 1920, the Red Army captured the Crimea Comrade Trotsky and KGB Comrade Dzerzhinsky polls destroy all who remained in the Crimea, breaking a promise of amnesty. The brutal murder of the Russian Army troops caused anger among the local population and the world community. Then the Red Army destroyed all religious leaders – priests, Orthodox, Muslims. Soviet authorities organized a local Tatars real genocide that led to the Tatars were willing to cooperate with anyone who will avenge the crimes of the Soviet government. Hitler took advantage of the situation and used the Tatars in their struggle for Stalin. Stalin, in turn, by occupation of the Crimea Tatars also repeated harassment and organized mass deportation and repression in response to the collaboration with Hitler.
It survived two large-caliber artillery battery and N30 N35. One of them suffered during the Second World War, the second still preserved in working order (“canned” the object in case of war). So this battery is a historical monument of the First World War, Second World War and even the Cold War.

Sapun-gora WW2 battlefiled near Sevastopol

Sapun-gora WW2 battlefiled near Sevastopol

In the area of Sevastopol “Sapun Mountain” in the area of 9 May every year a military-historical festival “living history” with historical art and military history clubs.
Sevastopol – it is also a beach resort. Visiting tourists have the opportunity to swim in the Black Sea and sunbathe on the beaches.
Famous Rats and Sevastopol and local wines. For a long time the Crimean wines were a “hard currency” of the Soviet state and the majority were exported abroad. Unlike many international wines, local wine is made by a natural technology and has an incredible taste. Allowed the export of no more than two bottles, but during his stay in Sevastopol tourists every day trying different varieties of Crimean wines and balsams.
Rest in Crimea is recommended for at least 5 days, and anyway the tourists do not want to leave and want to stay at least another 2-3 days.
It is very good cheap price (if you know where what and how, how much).
In the USSR the holiday in the Crimea was considered the best and most interesting. After the discovery of Sevastopol as an open city, Sevastopol really very attractive to foreign tourists as in nature, the sun and the sea, and on the culture, history, and all this at a reasonable low-cost prices.

Local military and navy museums

Local military and navy museums

Cold war era exhibits in local museum

Cold war era exhibits in local museum