LIEUTENANT NIKITIN'S TANK
Lieutenant Nikitin's tank T-34 now exposed in Yuri Gagarin St, near the Central Railway Station, Chernivtsi, Ukraine

Lieutenant Nikitin's tank (T-34) now exposed in Yuri Gagarin St, near the Central Railway Station

The first tank to enter Chernivtsi on March 25, 1944 liberating Bukovyna from Nazi invaders. During the battle it put out of action three enemy tanks. Lieutenant Pavel Nikitin (1923-1944) died the same or the next day (according to different sources) as a hero and was buried in the Russian Cemetery.

Left-hand semi-profile

Lieutenant Nikitin's tank T-34 now exposed in Yuri Gagarin St, near the Central Railway Station, Chernivtsi, Ukraine

The frontal view

Lieutenant Nikitin's tank T-34 now exposed in Yuri Gagarin St, near the Central Railway Station, Chernivtsi, Ukraine

As seen from Gagarin and Nikitin Streets

Lieutenant Nikitin's tank T-34 now exposed in Yuri Gagarin St, near the Central Railway Station, Chernivtsi, Ukraine

A closer view from Gagarin and Nikitin Streets

Lieutenant Nikitin's tank T-34 now exposed in Yuri Gagarin St, near the Central Railway Station, Chernivtsi, Ukraine

The tank as seen going down from the city center towards the Central Railway Station

Lieutenant Nikitin's tank T-34 now exposed in Yuri Gagarin St, near the Central Railway Station, Chernivtsi, Ukraine

The tail

Lieutenant Nikitin's tank T-34 now exposed in Yuri Gagarin St, near the Central Railway Station, Chernivtsi, Ukraine

The tail close-up

Lieutenant Nikitin's tank T-34 now exposed in Yuri Gagarin St, near the Central Railway Station, Chernivtsi, Ukraine

So the tank is seen from Prutska St

Lieutenant Nikitin's tank T-34 now exposed in Yuri Gagarin St, near the Central Railway Station, Chernivtsi, Ukraine

Close-up from Prutska St

Lieutenant Nikitin's tank T-34 now exposed in Yuri Gagarin St, near the Central Railway Station, Chernivtsi, Ukraine

The Guard sign. The Guard title was given to army units demonstrating outstanding bravery and heroism in battles

Lieutenant Nikitin's tank T-34 now exposed in Yuri Gagarin St, near the Central Railway Station, Chernivtsi, Ukraine

The tank's number

Lieutenant Nikitin's tank T-34 now exposed in Yuri Gagarin St, near the Central Railway Station, Chernivtsi, Ukraine
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