Museum of World War II in Kyiv
Duration: 2 hours
Type of tour: Walking Tour
Second World War Museum and Motherland Statue
The topic of II World War (Great Patriotic War 1941-1945) has been my favorite topic since the school years. As I grew up, I’ve become even more interested in it. Until today I continue learning information about this largest armed conflict in the history of mankind. If you are interested in this topic as well, it would be a great pleasure for me to share with you my knowledge as well as to learn something new from you.
The Great Patriotic War, a tragedy that entered almost every Soviet family, from the very beginning touched the territory of Ukraine and until the last day (September 2, 1945), Ukrainian soldiers and officers participated in this war.
Due to its geopolitical and geostrategic position Ukraine was one of the main springboards of the front. During the war were mobilized nearly 7 million Ukrainians, representing 23% of the personnel of the Soviet Army Forces.
Marshals and generals, Ukrainians by birth, led almost half of the 15 fronts, including about 300 generals of the war. A striking irreversible loss of Ukraine by some estimates amounts to 14 million people.
Great Patriotic War – this is how post-Soviet people call the war between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany and its allies during the period from 22 June 1941 till 9 May 1945.
National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War counts 400 thousand exhibit items. There is also an exposition located in the open area. It presents to visitors samples of military vehicles of World War II, military equipment of the postwar period.
Attractions visited on this tour:
- Motherland monument statue
- The main exhibition of the National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War
- Exposition of the military vehicles of World War II, military equipment of the postwar Soviet time
BEST KYIV GUIDE invites you to this unique memorial complex to find out more about the biggest tragedy of the 20th century – II World War.