Graveyard residence

Soldiers Graves

Bunker N205

Fortified Kiev

Iron bunker

Flooded Bunker

Digging in road

Cool six-shooter

Lake Bunker

Appearance of Scooturo

Garbage pit

Enchanted bottle

Sophocles advice


Haunted hills

Ivan Kupala

On Defence Line

Scooturo Casualty

General Vlasov

Digging in marsh


Artillery Bunker

Top relic

Potato Masher

1935 Helmet

Burials of money

Das Reich

Deaths Head ring

Korsun battlefield


Iron Cross

Ukrainian Anarchists

Witches Sabbath
My Trophies

Baby Yar

Luteg beachhead

Baby Yar

This is my Grandmother with her friends in the photo taken about 1940. Granny was looking like a Jewish woman, but she is not Jewish, our family is Kazan Tatars.


The Nazis had no time to guess who was a Tatar and who was a Jew.  If she wouldn't join the Red Army and would stay in Kiev, then she might end up in this ravine with bullet in her head.

This is Old Woman Ravine, or Baby Yar in Russian.

It is a mass grave for more than 100.000 of victims of holocaust written on tombstone. All have been shot right here in 1941-1943. It is where boys playing football. The capacity of our central stadium is less than 100,000 and I believe, if the boys would understood the history of the site, they would move out and find some other place for football. They simply do not know.

They are unaware that their favorite soccer club Dynamo was sent here in 1942. The old name for "Dynamo" was "Start", it used to be ones of the best clubs in a Soviet Union, so they won several games against German and Hungarian clubs and after defeating Flakelf, some of German high rank millitary commanders went angry and the Dynamo soccer team players were arrested and some were sent to death at Baby Yar.

While Dynamo was the Soviet police NKVD team and would be sentenced to death one way or another, the thousands of other victims have been just a common, Jewish people, mostly women, children, their grandparents.. The most terrible part of Baby Yar tragedy happened in a first days of the occupation. People didn't know what to expect from Nazis and thousands of Jewish people gathered on the streets of Kiev with documents as they been directed to bring. They thought, they would be either registered or relocated or something else and on September 29, 1941 the columns moved towards Old Woman Ravine... a big crowd have been listening music while small groups taken down and shot. Mass killing lasted 5 days, more then 30.000 of people died in first two days and then 10.000 in each of the following days...

Everyone who visits this place and has a few minutes to think comes to the same feeling, they start losing faith in people.

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