Tank Irkutskiy Komsomolets

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Kanbaatar
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia18,214 contributions
Tank Irkutskiy Komsomolets, Irkutsk, Russia.
May 2019 • Couples
In November of 2018, while out-and-about on the Number 1 Tram line here in Irkutsk, I saw this tank sitting at a street corner on an elevated platform.

Fast forward to May 2019. My wife and I were riding the same Number 1 Tram line as I was riding last November and suddenly, to our left, I spied a Subway Sandwich Shop as our Tram came to a passenger pickup / exit stop. I said to my wife, "Let's grab a tuna footlong at the Subway." and off the tram we two exited.

And right there, on the street corner, diagonally across the street from our Tram stop, sat the Russian T-34 Medium tank from WWII action.

And that is how I came to write this review. It is a nice display. The T-34 (it is numbered as 134) is very clean and looked very well maintained. There were children swarming all over it. Climbing up over its treads and onto the turret and up on top of the turret. The children really love this tank.

If you are a visitor with a limited amount of time to spend in Irkutsk, this is not an attraction that you should aim for. There are indeed other attractions in this area and if you see the tank, stop and look it over.
Written 3 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Andrew M
7,144 contributions
Komsomolsk Tank
Aug 2018 • Family
The T-34 tank monument is located at the busy intersection of Sovetskaya and Decembrists streets. This is one of the most popular monuments that we saw during our visit to Siberia, with many cities having a T-34 monument separate from the war museum or victory park.What made this monument special, was the image of Lenin against a red background on either side of the tank turret.The hubs of the wheels are painted bright red, and the # 134 and Irkutsk Komsomolets is also on either side of the turret.The Komsomolets were the young arm of the red army i.e. cadets, and their collections were used to produce this tank. The plaque at the base of the monument, states that it saw action in 1942 in Moscow.

The nearby Kuibyshev Machine Works produced the tank. It is estimated that over 12 million rubles were collected from citizens to assist with building these tanks to fight against Germany. The T-34 was the most produced tank in history with over 80,000 constructed. It is also rated as the most efficient and cost effective tank to maintain. This is the original T-34 model, as the improved T-34-85 was actually more widely produced. You can climb on the tank and take photos, or sit on the monument base and people watch. The V.P. Sukacheva Museum is directly behind the tank, and if you continue in a westerly direction on Decembrists Street there is a monument to Irkutsk citizens who aided the WW2 effort. There are many monuments and attractions on or near to Decembrists Street, so the tank is a great place to start exploring.This area is easily reached by trolleybus # 4, bus 42 or 43, or if already in this area tram # 2,3 or 6.
Written 6 November 2018
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darknepenthe
Brisbane, Australia31 contributions
Tank Monument Exactly as Pictured
Jul 2016
It's great to see something other than a statue on the streets in Irkutsk. Its directly outside the Vladimir Sukachyov's Estate Museum grounds, and is with leaving that beautiful place for a minute to check this monument out.
Written 20 August 2016
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