Malinovskaya, a museum of military glory - the history of war in photographs. In August, Moldova celebrates the 65 anniversary of the liberation from Nazi invaders - it's time to go to the places of military glory. So we decided to go to the north of the country in Ryshkansky area. His call name - Malinovskaya - it s been in the middle of 70 - the last century, as then written «at the request of workers», in honor of Soviet Marshal Rodion Malinovsky, carried Yassko-Chisinau operation. There were actually a request or not - it is not known, but the name of root and in the turbulent 90's, with the independence of the villagers and there was no thought of canceling the previous titles - Old Balan.
On entering the village you meet a monument to the soldiers - the liberators, but it is not the purpose of our visit. We go further, through the village, a small cozy house - Museum Staff II Ukrainian front. By the way noticed a lot of white-headed and blue-eyed villagers - such as unusually for Moldova, we see the explanation lies in the history of the village. However, already seen the museum, so that other distracting moments, it is time to exit.
In contrast to the urban, the village museum is located in the normal backyard, in the house, from which more than half a century ago, flying orders, and parts of compounds II-st Ukrainian front. It even survived the war furniture, which used the famous Soviet Marshal. A huge, solid table with green baize, a heavy chair with high back, behind him, on a wall map of the hostilities of 1944 release. In an adjacent room hangs Burka marshal, if attentively, one can even discern bullet holes, and if very well ask, you can even give an example.
There is a museum and other rarities, collected and saved the efforts of local teachers of history, and part-time museum employees. Newspapers wartime portrait of Stalin, simple soldier's belongings: pot, a spoon, sometimes red, do not send letters home, shabby blouse. Close windows in safe houses had revolvers and pistols, mines, remains of shells, cartridges. From the angles, oscherivshis visitors look machine-guns. Terse witnesses of war, to which hundreds of lives. A wall face with the other eyewitnesses of the brutal fighting - the young person did not grow up despite everything the soldiers who died in battles for the liberation of their land. Once they lived, loved, going to study or marry, narozhat children rejoice and grieve. And then the war began. They walked, ran, crept to victory. Many of them have not survived, and still lie - who at the Moldovan land, and who out. So do not get them to come, took away all hopes of the war. And now in the courtyard of the museum in the memory of the fallen are granite slabs with the names of soldiers and commanders who were killed in the fighting. Here Moldavian names mixed with Russian, Ukrainian, Jewish and Kazakh.
Interested in the history of the installation plate. Originally the museum was opened in 1977, but after acquiring the status of an independent Moldovan state suddenly became anybody you do not. While the need was all the same - but not the power, and so simple villagers, who once collected all the specimens. At the beginning of the new millennium, the 60 th anniversary of the liberation of Moldova public organization «Chamber» museum decided to rebuild. We agreed on the sponsorship with the Russians, but did most of their forces. A plate for a memorial to those who died gave Moldova Novosibirsk Region, they were going to install in Balti, but at the last moment, were refused by the city administration. Thus came the decision to make in the Alley of Heroes Malinovskaya. It also installed three bronze bust of the great military leaders of the Great Patriotic War: Marshals, the heroes of the Soviet Union Rodion Malinovsky, Ivan Konev and Fedor Толбухина.
Now the village Malinovskaya coming war veterans, foreign delegations, the nearby school children, tourists. We advise you to visit tamoshny Museum, where you will be happy.
Photo by Valerii Corcimari