LT. NIKITIN'S TANK
Location: beginning of Gagarina st., near the Central Railway Station
The first tank to enter Chernivtsi on 25th March 1944 when liberating it from Nazi invaders. During the battle it put out of action three enemy tanks. According to different sources Lieutenant Pavel Nikitin (1923-1944) died the same or the next day as a hero. Buried on the Russian Cemetery.
GALLERY (click photos to enlarge)
Different views of the tank
The Guard sign. The Guard title was given to army units showing outstanding bravery and heroism in battles.
The tank hull number