Hero Fortress

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The Main Entrance to the War Memorial

Hero Fortress (Russian: крепость-герой, krepost'-geroy) is the honorary title awarded to the Soviet Brest Fortress, now in Brest, Belarus (then part of the Byelorussian SSR) in 1965 for the defence of the frontier stronghold during the very first weeks of the German-Soviet War of 1941 to 1945.[1] [2]

The title Hero Fortress corresponds to the title Hero City, that has been awarded to the total of twelve Soviet cities.


  1. ^ Brest Fortress Archived 2008-01-31 at the Wayback Machine (in Russian)
  2. ^ Brest Fortress memorial site Archived 2008-02-14 at the Wayback Machine (in Russian)