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    The T-34 Battle Monument At Siivertsi

    T-34 tank monuments aren’t rare in the former Eastern Bloc, and of course, Estonia got its share. This is the short story behind one of them, the T-34 monument at Siivertsi, in eastern Estonia. More

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    FSB In Russia – Some Facts And Rumors

    FSB is the federal security service in Russia and is responsible for the country’s internal security as well as spying. Even today, FSB is located in KGB’s old headquarters. More

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    The Femore Fortress – On Guard Towards The East

    Outside the city, Oxelösund in Sweden lies the Femore Fortress which provides a unique insight into the everyday life of the cold war and nowadays its open to visitors. Until 1997, the Fortress had the code name “Battery OD”, and here 70 people could stay for up to a month in the event of war. More

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    Did You Know That Sweden Had A Reserve Capital?

    Karlsborg is a town at Lake Vättern which has for a long time been heavily militarized. It was in fact here that Sweden’s capital would be moved in case Stockholm was attacked. Take a trip to Karlsborg Fortress! More

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    Huge Abandoned Military Storage Deep Inside The Mountain

    During the Cold War, Sweden had a large number of military warehouses deployed deep in the forests. In the event of war, the defense could easily continue even if the cities were severely bombed. However, a warehouse of this size is unusual. More

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    The War Cemetery In Saldus With 22,000 Graves

    In the Latvian city of Saldus lies one of the largest German soldiers cemeteries outside of Germany. It’s also the largest war cemetery in the Baltic States. There are almost 25,000 German soldiers, mostly from World War II. More

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    Exploring An Abandoned Soviet Missile Facility

    Once a missile facility that protected the Soviet Union against all possible military threats. Walk into this area without permission before the year 1995, may have resulted in many years in prison. Today the place is abandoned. Now we enter the traces of rocket pads and rooms for radar surveillance! More

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    Wolf’s Liar: Adolf Hitler’s Abandoned Headquarters

    Built in 1941, four years before the war was over. Yet Hitler had time to spend more than 800 days on the now abandoned site. This was Adolf Hitler’s headquarters “Wolfsschanze” in East Prussia. More

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    If The War Comes: In A Normal Swedish Shelter

    In the late 1930s, the Swedish government decided that focus would be on the protection of civilians in time of war. With Prime Minister Per Albin Hansson as the leader, a civilian agency called the Air Protection Inspectorate was formed. The Air Protection Inspectorate was given the responsibility of planning, managing and meeting the need […] More

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