The Ponyri Historical and Memorial Museum of the Battle of Kursk was established on January 1, 1970.
The exposition of the museum consists of 5 sections: «The Occupation», «The Liberation», «The Strategic Pause», «The Preparation of Defence» and «The Battle of Kursk».
The Ponyri Museum of the Battle of Kursk tells about the first days of the war throughout the region, its occupation, the partisan movement and its liberation on February 13, 1943.
A big part of the exhibition is devoted to the Ponyri Defensive Operation dating of July 5-11, 1943. The diorama «The Battle of the Ponyri Station» covers a significant part of the territory and reflects the actual events of that days.
The open-air exposition complex «The Forefront of the Defense Line. July 1943» is very popular. This small section displays the reconstructed line of the defense: trenches, pillboxes with mortars and artillery-type weapons, barbed wire and anti-tank field obstacles. There are authentic items of soldiers» life presented in a blindage (a trench shelter): kerosene lamp, telephone, kettle and wartime newspapers. The open-air exposition complex was opened on July 5, 2010.
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