Historical and Cultural Complex "Stalin Line" in the outscirts of the village Loshany - a historical fortification complex, 30 kilometers from Minsk, created for the 60th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War.
The complex was opened on 30 June 2005 and represents a military history museum in the open air. The area of the museum is nearly 26 hectares! Here are the most complete in Belarus exhibition of military equipment, tanks, small arms, artillery and aircraft. Museum assembled a unique collection of German, Russian and Polish armored covers (armor with closing gaps and loopholes for observation and firing), preserved from the time of the First World War.
The basis of the museum are the pillboxes (small fortifications, created for defense and shooting from the protected premises) of the Minsk fortified area "Stalin Line": recreated company site, two machine-gun bunkers, command and observation post. Based on pre-war drawings recreated engineering equipment of the area, system of trenches and fortifications, antipersonnel and antitank obstacles. Minsk fortified area was one of the 21 fortified "Stalin Line" - a system of nodal fortifications on the border of the Soviet Union of the 1930s. Four of these were fortified in Belarus - Polotsk, Minsk, Mozyr, Slutsk.
Historical and Cultural Complex "Stalin Line" Minsk is unique in that all its exhibits are real. Many traces of bullets and shells, dents from splinters. Each exhibit is touchable! Even the tour guides are dressed in the form of officers and men of the Red Army. Everyone has the opportunity to go inside the bunker and take in his hands arms.
"Stalin Line" attracts experts in the field of military equipment, as well as ordinary tourists. First deepen their knowledge, while the latter receive an unforgettable experience.
Another feature of "Stalin Line" is that there in the real landscape recreated battle scenes in real events of the war years. In particular, here recreated battles that occured on the line of the Minsk fortified area in June 1941.
"Stalin Line" - is not only a historical and cultural complex, or open-air museum, but also a great place for a family or active holiday in Belarus. The complex has an artificial lake, where you can take a ride on boats, catamarans or quad. In "farm" try dishes of Belarusian national cuisin. Both adults and children can test yourself and your abilities in a pneumatic dash and the boldest - experience the real weapons times World War II in the open shooting club.