Bobruisk Fortress, Bobrujsk

Babruysk, Babrujsk, or Bobruisk is a city in the Mogilev Region of eastern Belarus on the Berezina river. It is a large city in Belarus., its population was 215,092. The name Babruysk probably originates from the Belarusian word babyor , many of which used to inhabit the Berezina. However, beavers in the area had been almost eliminated by the end of the 19th century due to hunting and pollution.Babruysk occupies an area of 66km2, and comprises over 450 streets whose combined length stretches for over 430km.Babruysk is located at the intersection of railroads to Asipovichy, Zhlobin, Kastrychnitski and roads to Minsk, Gomel, Mogilev, Kalinkavichy, Slutsk, and Rahachow. It has the biggest timber mill in Belarus, and is also known for its chemical, machine building and metal-working industries.In 2003, there were 34 public schools in Babruysk, with over 34,000 students. There are also three schools specializing in music, dance and visual arts. Additionally, there is a medical school and numerous professional technical schools.
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  • Take a flash light and wander round inside the fortress. Amazing well preserved considering what it has been through  more »
  • After completion of Ice palace construction it became possible to some buildings of fortress without broken legs and dirty shoes. I visit Bobruisk quite often, and it's sad to see how the fortress is....  more »
  • A great place to get a feel for the history of the city. However, it is not for everyone - the structures are badly dilapidated and the area around them is not ennobled. You can't go there with young children. But older children themselves go there with pleasure.
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  • Built in 1810. Architect - Pererman Karl Ivanovich.The builder of the fortress was appointed Major General E.P. Felkerzam. The main defense line of the fortress consisted of 8 bastions. The fortress is equated to the first class of defensive structures of the Russian Empire. In the Second World War there was a counter-war camp.
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