Well-preserved DOT of Karelian fortified area in Agalatovo.

Original taken frompohod_vosemvratin the well-preserved bunker of the Karelian fortified area in Agalatovo.
I wrote more than once about KaUR, but if someone suddenly forgot, this is the line of defense of the Soviet troops, which ran north of Leningrad, and was a powerful system of fortifications, based on Long-Term Fire Points - DOTs. They were big and small, machine-gun and artillery, and for the Finnish army they became an obstacle that she could not overcome, and if the Germans had gone to the offensive here, then they would have been strongly defended and bloodied them. After the war, KaUR was not immediately disbanded at all - the USSR was still going to continue to fight with everyone in a row for some time, but by the 60s the first disarmament began, and the last KaUR pillboxes were withdrawn from our armed forces only by the 1980s. Therefore, many bunkers are well preserved, being not so long conserved, unless of course they were destroyed by metal hunters or collectors, of which, alas, quite a few.One such DOT I will show in this article.

Those who want to get here the coordinates or description of the road to the object I will disappoint right away - this will not be here. The one who really wants, having caught fire with the enthusiasm of the researcher, will find it without us. And who wants to cut himself for the home collection, as some well-known fortifiers do, or to pass on the metal and get a couple liters of vodka - let them go by. So, back to the impregnable Soviet fortress - KaUR, whose plot is in the area of ​​Lembolovo and Agalatovo.
It is probably difficult to find another place, which on the one hand is easily accessible and not far from the city, and on the other, it is so incredibly saturated with fortification objects. Agalatovo and Lembolovo - this is just a solid military exhibition in the open air. DOTS, bunkers, dungeons, hatches - here at every turn. And even - helicopters ...

But we all saw it more than once, and our goal was to see a fortification, located far from roads and villages, in a small forest. The task seemed simple, the distances here are small, but the terrain and the weather made their corrections. While in Petersburg there was not a centimeter of snow, in Agalatovo, which is located on a hill, there was snow on the thigh.And the terrain turned out to be composed of hills, ravines, and other depressions, and it was difficult to find something in it, and it was easy to move around. If the enemy wanted to storm this section of the front - he would have tortured him to get there, even if no one had fired here.

After wandering for a long time on navigators and maps, we decided to follow the trail of an elk, thinking that he was not a fool, and would not go to bad places.

It turned out that a fool ... more than once we fell into streams under the snow, all sorts of pits, heaps of trees (how did the elk go there then ???). Traces dodged through the forest, and we along with them. Finally, an hour later, we passed a whole kilometer, wandering in zigzags and loops, and our fortifications we needed!


Stern object! The enemy will not pass! From the embrasure of the DOT hidden in the forest, it would be met by machine-gun fire.

This bunker is more powerful than most in this line.

..and it was clearly used after the war, because there is an extension of white brick to it, later.


The entrance to it is half brick. Apparently, tried to conserve. At the entrance, a typical element of all Soviet pillboxes is visible - an entrance loophole, through which they met the enemy with rifle fire if he could get to the entrance.

Iron doors have survived to the present day - metal hunters cannot get here.

Preserved and machine guns, coated with grease. Even now, put a machine gun at them and shoot - everything works, all the knobs are spinning, the machine moves horizontally and vertically.

Under the machine-gun machine you can see the iron box - this is the cartridge receptacle.


But most of all I was pleased with this element - the protecting lattice near the hatch to the second floor! I have probably been in a hundred different DOTs, I saw a lot of things, but I see the surviving grid for the first time! Either there were no such fences anywhere else on KaUR, or they cut them all down to metal for a long time, I don't know.

A staircase leads down (it is also rare, in other places they have been cut down for a long time), and I go down it, and my comrades carefully follow it with their looks, checking if it will stand me - because it has been rusty for a long time, it has been around for many decades. Everything is fine, endured.

The safety of the lower floor is also amazing! Just an open-air museum!

The installation for air filtration is visible, and only here I saw such handles, apparently for forced air through pipes.

The bat is an unintended element of design ... people left here, and therefore the animals settled.

And shelves for the rest of the staff. You can lie on them now, personally checked)

In general, this DOT is a valuable historical object, a monument of national fortification, which is essentially a museum, where it would be useful to take young people for informational purposes so that they could better know our history. And it would be nice for the state to take such rare for preservation objects under its protection.

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