Sunday, 15 January 2012

Russian Memorial

Norrie’s blog has a link for a website on Russian life. On having a look through the site I came across a page on the history of the pre-Soviet era cruiser The Varyag, the pride of the Imperial Russian Fleet. 

The name rang a bell and I looked for and found these other photos that I took outside the village of Lendalfoot on the Ayrshire coast where there is a Russian Naval Memorial for the Varyag.

It's not a war memorial as such, since the ship simply sank. More of a tribute to a particular ship which played an important part in the history of a particular country. I'm sure that if you looked hard enough you'd find comparable stories elsewhere. 

The story of the memorial can be found here, and there are more photos here, with an entry in Wikipedia here.

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