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Cherevichkin monument

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Витя Черевичкин — 16-летний ростовчанин, убитый фашистами. До сих пор спорят, был ли он настоящим разведчиком, или же просто из мальчишечьей удали и желания помочь освободить родной город от оккупантов решился на смертельно опасный поступок. Но факт остаётся фактом: когда немцы взяли Ростов, они под страхом расстрела приказали всем владельцам голубятен убить птиц. Фашисты боялись, что с помощью почтовых голубей ростовчане будут передавать нашим войскам разведывательную информацию. Но Витя не подчинился приказу и тайно продолжал держать голубей, регулярно выпуская их в полёт. Немцы заметили парящих птиц, и Черевичкина, как пособника Красной Армии, расстреляли. На Нюрнбергском процессе фото убитого мальчика с голубем в руках было представлено в числе документов, обличающих фашизм.

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by S.Evgeniy, 30 meters away

bridge in Cherevichkin park

B: Summer theatre

by S.Evgeniy, 60 meters away

Summer theatre

C: sports construction KSK Express

by S.Evgeniy, 60 meters away

sports construction KSK Express

D: Aleksandr i

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E: Big crocodile

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F: near the teatralny spusk, Rostov-on-Don

by Vinichenko Olga, 280 meters away

near the teatralny spusk, Rostov-on-Don

G: Teatralnaya square Rostov-on-Don

by Vinichenko Olga, 290 meters away

Teatralnaya square Rostov-on-Don

H: Theatre Square in Rostov-on-Don

by Sergi March, 300 meters away

The great square in front of the Drama Theater in Rostov-on-Don. Russia. There is a huge and tall mon...

Theatre Square in Rostov-on-Don

I: Nika Monument Rostov-On-Don

by Vinichenko Olga, 310 meters away

Nika Monument Rostov-On-Don

J: Gorky Teatre Rostov-on-Don

by Vinichenko Olga, 320 meters away

Gorky Teatre Rostov-on-Don

This panorama was taken in http://www.360cities.net/area/rostov-on-don, Russia

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The earliest period of Russian history was ruled by the Novgorod Republic and Kievan Rus, which was the first Russian state dating back to 800AD in Kiev.

Modern Russia remains one of the world's superpowers. They launched the earth's second satellite, called Sputnik 1, and were the first country to put a human being into orbit around earth. (The first one is called the Moon.)

After the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991, Russia became a federal republic of 83 states.

Text by Steve Smith.

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