Friday 29 April 2022

The excavations of Soviet General Sergei Kabanovs underground WW2 command post start on Monday

On Monday we will continue the excavations of the massive underground command post used by Soviet general Sergei Kabanov in 1941 during the early days of Operation Barbarossa. The excavation is finaced by Mr. Kari Karvinen and Hangö Sommaruni. Additional finacial support for excavations of the site with schoolchildren from Swedish speaking schools in the larger Helsinki region has been granted by Thure Galléns stiftelse.

Sergei Ivanovich Kabanov (1901-1973)

Despite (and because of) the ongoing war in Ukraine we feel it is our duty to speak objectively about the realities of war and what it means to live in an indpendent country with a long common border to  Russia. 

The remains of the Soviet underground command post are slowly surfacing during the Conflict Archaeology research of the site 2022-2023. Photo Aleksi Rikkinen.

The Hanko peninsula is and will always be a strategic corner of Finland. Preserving and researching the Second World War remains in the area such as the command post of this Soviet general will hopefully help people understand why things are as they are and to stay concerned about the future.

Hanko in the summer of 1942. Photo SA-Kuva.


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