History

Brest

City of Brest, built in a border land at the joint of two modern countries Poland and Belarus, has changed its state belonging status several times. As early as 11th century this is a meeting point of Russian, Polish and Lithuanian possessions. Under various names it went down in history as Berestye, Brest-Litovsk, Brest-nad-Bugom and finally just Brest. The city was situated on the island between rivers West But and Mukhavets till the midle of 19th century. But after the Great Patriotic war Russia started to strengthen western boundaries, and such a strategically important location was used for military purposes. The city was moved to the East, and the fortress was built in its place. During the Second World War it was this fortress that was firstly attached by Hitler's army. According to the plan seizure of citadel had had to take a couple of hours, but its defenders were struggling for more than a month being in enemy's rear and in a desperate situation. Defence of Brest Fortress as a model of courage and heroism in a new film by RTG TV.

Director Sergey Ermolenko

Presenter Igor' Maksimenko

Year 2011

Duration 00:56:23

Director Sergey Ermolenko

Presenter Igor' Maksimenko

City of Brest, built in a border land at the joint of two modern countries Poland and Belarus, has changed its state belonging status several times. As early as 11th century this is a meeting point of Russian, Polish and Lithuanian possessions. Under various names it went down in history as Berestye, Brest-Litovsk, Brest-nad-Bugom and finally just Brest. The city was situated on the island between rivers West But and Mukhavets till the midle of 19th century. But after the Great Patriotic war Russia started to strengthen western boundaries, and such a strategically important location was used for military purposes. The city was moved to the East, and the fortress was built in its place. During the Second World War it was this fortress that was firstly attached by Hitler's army. According to the plan seizure of citadel had had to take a couple of hours, but its defenders were struggling for more than a month being in enemy's rear and in a desperate situation. Defence of Brest Fortress as a model of courage and heroism in a new film by RTG TV.

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