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Russian soldiers memorialised in a small town in Poland

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DSCF1951Another of my memorials – here is a slightly strange one. I was reminded of it this week visiting Opole, the university, administrative and market town in Silesia, South Poland, that I’ve been visiting every so often to work at the university.

Just by the University you find this memorial to Russian soldiers who died there during the war, maintained but not exactly visited now that Poland is not part of the Soviet-influenced part of Europe.

But a striking memory of an important past to a generation that will soon die out, and one that is less familiar that the various national graveyards from the first and second world wars in Western Europe.


Written by Malcolm Payne

28 June 2013 at 12:45 pm

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