Every citizen of the former Soviet Union knows that Belarus is a country of partisans. In 1944 more than 60 % of the territory of Soviet Belarus was controlled by their troops. A first partisan brigade on the territory of Belarus appeared in Pinsk in 1941. It was lead by Vasiliy Korzh.
Vast forests, big quantity of rivers, lakes and swamps caused the expansion and consolidation of the partisan movement in Belarus. This geographic factors hampered the implementation of punitive actions by Germans against partisans. One of their first aims was to prevent German troops and reinforcement from reaching the front line. As a result of partisans’ sabotage activities more that 300 000 rails were blown up and more 11 128 German troop trains together with soldiers and warlike equipment were derailed. It really helped to reduce the military power of the enemy.
We can endlessly talk about the contribution made by the Partisans to the Great Victory, but it is more important to know what price had to be paid for it.
The “Partisan Camp” complex is a reconstruction of the partisan village of the WWII period, where every guest can have a look at the construction of the dugouts of different purposes. The partisan camp includes: a headquarter dugout with a radio station, a commander dugout, residential dugouts of rank and file, printing house, a guard dugout, an armourers' shop, forest school and a medical unit (total 10 dugouts). In the museum you can get acquainted with the partisans’ way of life.
In the museum you will learn the types of the dugouts that were spread on the territory of Belarus, how they were lighted, how the partisans were solving the problem of food supply, which food was preparing, what was worn, where from water was brought and how the partisans washed themselves up. At the partisan camp there was also a hairdresser’s!
In spite of complicated military situation the partisans never collapsed and in every brigade there was time for fun: songs, dances, jokes and anecdotes. They were supporting the partisans all the time.
More than that on the territory of the Partisan Camp there is a Forest school, where during the WWII the partisans’ children were taught.
You will learn a lot of interesting things about this period.
Not far from the dugout camp a nature memorial is situated: an oak which is called a Forest Guard. It is more than 500-year-old. It is a magical oak. People say that it can fulfil your dearest wishes.
Near the Partisan camp there is a real residence of the Father Frost. Close to it a zoo is situated: to the left of it are cages with animals and to the right are cages with birds.
At the museum territory you can taste dishes of Belarussian cousin. There are two restaurants. You can also ride horses, visit various attractions, shoot a weapon and many other ...
Tour duration 5 hours.