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Klimovichi holds the ceremony to open the monument-tank IS-3

Yesterday Klimovichi held the ceremony of opening the monument-tank IS-3. The monument in Leninskaya Street is dedicated to the Tank Men’s Day and the 70th anniversary of Mogilev region’s East territories liberation from the Nazi. The tank IS-3 appeared at the end of the Great Patriotic War. Though the tanks IS-3 did not take part in military operations they were considered to be the most modern ones. 52 IS-3 tanks participated in the Berlin Parade of 1945 and made a great impression on wartime allies.

The chairman of Mogilev Regional Executive Committee Petr Rudnik, the Minister of Defence Yury Zhadobin, the veterans of the Great Patriotic War took part in the ceremony. Yury Zhadobin quoted Konstantin Simonov’s poems, remembered the heroic Mogilev’s defense, the fight in the Buinichi Field. The minister said that the victory in the Great Patriotic War was founded at its very beginning by courage, firmness and heroism of the Red Army soldiers.

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