The square

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - Escape - - CRUISE RUSSIA -

The main square, known as Five Cor­ners Square, is the cen­tral hub, near a statue of Lenin and an­other statue of a 17-year-old who blew him­self up with a grenade rather than be cap­tured by Nazis. The war his­tory in Mur­mansk re­mains very close to the sur­face – it was sup­posed to be cap­tured by the Nazis within days dur­ing 1941, but held out as a vi­tal haven for Al­lied con­voys and a rail­head, de­spite be­ing heav­ily bombed. The city has since been des­ig­nated a Rus­sian Hero City’’ and the pride of the past runs deep.

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