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Tarakanovskiy Fort

Tarakanovskiy Fort or Novaya Dubenskaya Fortress is one of the most interesting sights of the Rivne region. The incredible number of legends that still surround the fort, and the mystical remains of the once beautiful building attract more tourists every year.

The name of the fortress was given to the village of Tarakanov, in which the fort is located. According to one of the legends, this place has become a city of ghosts. They say that ghosts really exist and have been frightening local residents for many years.

Perhaps this is due to the fact that at the beginning of the 20th century a lot of soldiers were killed and they still can not find peace. Many consider the New Dubensk fortress to be one of the most mystical places in Ukraine.

The history of the fort is unique and even phantasmagoric in some way! The fortress was built at the end of the XIX century to protect the western borders of the Russian Empire. But during the First World War, the Russians decided that they did not need the fort and surrendered it to the Poles almost without a fight.

After recollecting after some time, the fort decided to return. But to take it was not so easy! As a result, the fort, half destroyed by its own artillery, was repulsed.

During the Second World War, the Tarakanovo Fort was captured by German troops. There are legends that the fascists conducted tests of some new secret weapon in it. And in the retreat of some of the rooms and the course towards them, the Germans were flooded with concrete.

It is so strong that it is difficult to unravel it even in our time. Therefore, those places of Tarakanovsk Fort, which can not be visited, cause even more legends and meanings.

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