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Bunker of "Molotov line"

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Hidden : 6/22/2008
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LT: Vienas iš "Molotovo linijos" fortifikacijos bunkeriu (II pasaulinis karas). Sleptuve – mažas plastikinis konteineris (470ml), pasleptas netoli bunkerio.
EN: The cache is hidden near „Molotov Line“ bunker. Cache is small plastic 470ml container in black bag.

LT: 1940 m. liepa TSRS gynybos komisaras maršalas S.Timošenko pasiraše direktyva, nurodancia palei visa Vokietijos siena sukurti šiuolaikiška gynybine linija, gavusia neoficialu "Molotovo linijos" pavadinima.
Linijos statyba Lietuvoje prasidejo po Baltijos šaliu aneksijos.
1941 m. kovo menesi buvo baigti projektavimo darbai ir jau balandžio menesi prasidejo keturiu Lietuvos itvirtinimu rajonu statyba. Bendras fronto ilgis Lietuvoje turejo buti 328 km. Iš viso buvo pastatytas 101 bunkeris, bet iki karo pradžios ne vienas ju taip ir nebuvo užbaigtas.
Dabartineje Lietuvos teritorijoje "Molotovo linija" sudare 4 itvirtinimu rajonai: Telšiu, Šiauliu, Kauno ir Alytaus.
Telšiu itvirtinimu rajona sudare 8 itvirtinimu punktai. Linija driekesi nuo Palangos iki Judrenu (Klaipedos raj.), iš viso 75 km. Buvo planuojama pastatyti 366 bunkerius, taciau speta pastatyti 23.
Šiauliu itvirtinimu rajona sudare 6 itvirtinimu punktai. Linija driekesi nuo Pajurio (Šilales raj.) iki Jurbarko – iš viso apie 90km. Buvo planuojama pastatyti 403 bunkerius, speta pastatyti 27.
Kauno itvirtinimu rajona sudare 10 itvirtinimu punktu. Linija driekesi nuo Jurbarko iki Kalvarijos – apie 105 km. Iš planuotu 599 bunkeriu speta pastatyti 31.
Alytaus itvirtinimu rajona sudare 5 itvirtinimu punktai. Linija driekesi nuo Kalvarijos iki dabartines sienos su Baltarusija apie 60 km. Buvo planuojama pastatyti 273 bunkerius, speta pastatyti 20.

EN: The so-called "Molotov Line" was a system of fortifications built by the Soviet Union in the years 1940-1941, along its new western border after it annexed the Baltic States, Eastern Poland and Bessarabia. This territorial expansion was the direct result of the Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact, signed on the Soviet side by Vyacheslav Molotov, hence the name Molotov Line. The name is informal and has come into use relatively recently. It was popularised by the writings of Viktor Suvorov, notably by his book Icebreaker.
Each fortified region (in Russian ukreplennyi raion, or UR) consisted of a large number of concrete bunkers (pillboxes) housing machineguns, antitank guns and artillery. The bunkers were built in groups for mutual support, each group forming a centre of resistance. A dedicated military unit was permanently assigned to man each region.
When Nazi Germany attacked the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941 during the course of Operation Barbarossa, most of the line was not yet finished, and hence posed a negligible obstacle to the invading forces. Only the four southernmost regions, partly completed, were able to hamper the advance of the Wehrmacht for a few days.
In Lithuania the line was divided into four fortified regions:
1. Telšiai fortified region (line from Palanga to Judrenai, 75 kilometers, 8 centers of resistance, 23 bunkers built and 366 under construction on June 22, 1941).
2. Šiauliai fortified region (line from Pajuris to Jurbarkas, 90 kilometers, 6 centers of resistance, 27 bunkers built and 403 under construction).
3. Kaunas fortified region (line from Jurbarkas to Kalvarija, 105 kilometers, 10 centers of resistance, 31 bunkers built and 599 under construction).
4. Alytus fortified region (line from Kalvarija to border of Belorussia 57 kilometers, 5 centers of resistance, 20 bunkers built and 273 under construction).
Overall 101 bunkers were built, but not fully completed, in Lithuania. They were built badly however and were neutralised quickly by throwing grenades or burning fuel into periscope shafts, which were absolutely unprotected.

Telsiu itvirtinimu rajonas. Palanga - Judrenai, 75km. 8 itvirtinimu punktai.
Telsiai fortified region. Palanga - Judrenai, 75km. 8 centers of resistance.
Bunker 1: A cache by Nerijus and Dovile "Bunker" GC1EDQ5
Bunker 2: A cache by Gintaras and Dalia "Birute Bunker. Palanga" GC1HTW2
Bunker 3: A cache by Gintaras and Dalia "Jurininku Bunker. Palanga" GC1HWQ3
Bunker 4: A cache by Gintaras and Dalia "Naglis Bunker. Palanga" GC1HTRW
Bunker 5: A cache by zaltyz "Bunker of Molotov line" GC1DFW6
Alytaus itvirtinimu rajonas. Kalvarija - Baltarusijos siena, 57km. 5 itvirtinimu punktai.
Alytus fortified region. Kalvarija - border of Belorussia, 57km. 5 centers of resistance.
Bunker 1: N54 19.457 E023 23.591 Near way (134) from Lazdijai to Kalvarija.
Bunker 2: A cache by ignas and sonata 3rd Bunker - Rudamina "Molotov line" GC1J8E7
Bunker 3: A cache by ignas, rasa, dalius "1st Bunker - Cemetery" GC1EKJK
Bunker 4: A cache by ignas, rimas "2nd Bunker - Palazdijai Molotov line" GC1HRN6

LT: Jei žinote kitu vietu, kur yra bunkeriai (GPS koordinates), prašom pranešti man ir aš patalpinsiu jas šiame puslapyje.
EN: If you know other bunkers places (GPS coordinates), please send me a message, and I shall publish WP here.

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