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Extraordinarily beautiful extreme eastern spur Mangupa - Teshkli-breaker (Leaky cape). Rock on the site at the tip of Cape once towered watchtower from which survived only in the rock cuttings. She was crowned with a defensive-sentinel complex from which preserved vnutriskalnye premises lower floors. On the surface of the plateau can descend into the vast space, western and eastern walls are partially obrushilis.Tak then through hole formed at the tip of the cape, which is visible from the valley. Perhaps it is it has led the call Cape - Teshkli (Leaky). From here you can walk down the steep stairs to the ground floor, known as the "Drum-cob." On the appointment of the complex were differing assumptions. Most often it saw as a prison. However, we know from the evidence of travelers that it was in when the building of the citadel. This same cave ensemble was probably the monastery.
Archaeologists have found on Mangupe tools from flint and diorite, their age is not less than five thousand years.
Near the village is located MANGUP Hodge Sala dam reservoir. On the shore there is a hotel, and over the lake - a haven for tourists, which is never empty, because everyone who has ever visited on Mangupe, implies there is not only what you have seen and felt - mountain nature, tangible picture of the Middle Ages, but simply insatiable curiosity .

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During the World War II, Crimea was the subject of confrontation between the USSR and Nazi Germany. The Soviet leadership symbolized it as an unsinkable ship in the Black Sea. But the leaders of Nazi Germany saw in the Crimea area, which was to be settled by Germans. According to Hitler's plans Crimea turned into imperial Gotenland region (country ready). Center field - Simferopol - renamed in Gotsburg (the city is ready), and received the name of Sevastopol Teodorihskhafen (harbor of Theodoric, king of the Ostrogoths, who lived in 493-526 years.). The project Himmler Crimea joined directly to Germany.

In 1941-1942, the Crimea was the site of fierce fighting between Soviet and German armies. Especially resistant unfolded near Sevastopol, lasted until June 1942. After his fall, Crimea almost two years was in the hands of the invaders. Since March 1944 the liberation of Crimea from the German 17th Army, blocked the peninsula by Soviet troops. Crimean operation ended May 12, 1944 the complete destruction of enemy forces.

July 1942 Yalta embankment

Women wash clothes, 1942

Extremity of the South Bay, right on the mountain panorama visible

Double mini submarine in port.1942 year

ford in the river Kara-Su

Naval mine


Crimea. December 1941. All labels (poster and pointers) in German.

Sunken destroyer in the port of Sevastopol

Vorontsov Palace. Alupka. July 1942

Sunk cruiser "Red Ukraine" at Count's Quay

Detachment of Germans in the Crimea Tatar manor. 1942

Vorontsov Palace. Inscription in German: "Do not touch the marble statue." July 1942

Refugees with their belongings. 1942

December 1941. After guerrilla attacks. Crimea. Photos from German archives

Sevastopol. Sunken Ships Monument, symbol of the city, miraculously survived

1942. Firing of the gun Flak 88 on the ships in the bay of Yalta

Sunken destroyer in the port of Sevastopol.

Ruined fort guns Maxim Gorky.
Yalta on a background of snow-capped mountains. 1942

July 1942. Washing clothes in the port of Sevastopol

Ruined Palace of Young Pioneers on the Promenade (the former building of the Institute). Sevastopol. 1942

Symbol and embodiment of the defense of Sevastopol, Crimea - girl sniper, Lyudmila Paulichenka that, by the end of the war, 309 were killed by the Germans (including 36 snipers), becoming the most successful female sniper in history.

German superheavy gun "Dora" (caliber 800 mm, weight 1350 tons) at position Bakhchisarai. Weapon used in the assault of Sevastopol for the destruction of fortifications, but because of the distance (minimum firing range - 25 km) from the position of the goals fire was ineffective. When seven-ton shells 44 shots were recorded only one successful hit that caused the explosion of ammunition depot on the northern shore of the bay North, located at a depth 27 m

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