I was lucky enough to visit the "Victory Train"

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On the day of the 80th anniversary of the liberation of Belarus and the Independence Day I was lucky enough to visit the “Victory Train”, which was in our city on July 2 and 3, 2024.

The project is an interactive exhibition dedicated to the feat of the Soviet people during the Great Patriotic War. The museum on wheels consists of 10 themed carriages, each reflecting a different period of the war, pre- and post-war.

Scenes of everyday life, peaceful life, and combat situations are recreated there.

The work of artists, screenwriters, and technicians is very impressive; their joint efforts made it possible to create real works of art that very realistically convey the authors’ intentions. The exhibition is so detailed that all senses are involved: temperature (the cold of besieged Leningrad is recreated, the heat of the harsh combat conditions of an armored train), the smell of burning, undying boilers, constantly moving trains. It is impossible to take your eyes off the believable setting; the characters are presented very naturally.

The detailed reproduction of weapons, ammunition, and household items is amazing.

And the voice of conductor Lydia leads through the carriages, sharing her memories, emotions and heartache about these tragic events.

All this immerses you so much in the atmosphere of those years that you experience the incredible feeling of a time traveler (or awakening of genetic memory?)...

And you get off the train as a slightly different person.

How difficult it was for our ancestors to survive and win!

It's great that they won!

How wonderful it is that we are alive and living on our own land.

Happy holiday, dear country!

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T.N. Lepteeva, assistant at the Department of Clinical Microbiology, member of the military-patriotic club of VSMU