thank you for liberation
What I have found walking in the end of the city the other day. Unusually enough to some - the statue of Soviet soldiers who liberated (well, they helped local resistance forces in fact) the area in the end of WWII in 1945; the statue is placed in a shy corner of the town, near Mura river and Finance office on Graztetor square, in a shade of large trees and green lawn. Far away from common sights, and probably with a reason; it's reminder - for all positive and negative so let me not go into detail right now - it doesn't matter at this point and purposes.
It's only three Soviet soldiers on that large stone, elevated. The inscription is in Russian which I understand only half, and if you care or not, there's also an emblem of Soviet Union upon the cyrillic letters.
I remember that my grandmother told us about Soviet soldiers, or the Red army like they knew them, were accepted with great hopes by the local people in these regions close to end of big war 2. Great numbers of them died in turbulent waters of Mura when they advanced into new Slavic teritorries, meeting the local partisans movement and oust the enemy together. They were greeted as winners yet on the other hand feared for their robusteness and 'wild' drinking.
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The Wineland north of Radkersburg
Millions of years ago a lot of volcanos left their cones in eastern Styria. Some of them are crowned by castles (Riegersburg, Kapfenstein, Kloech), sometimes even together with parts of a village (St. Anna am Aigen) but mostly they are covered with wineyards on their sunny slopes.
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