On December 2, 1941, Wehrmacht forces reached this point 22 km. from the Kremlin. Legend has it that German officers could see. through their binoculars, the Kremlin domes in Moscow. The Germans were driven back the next day. This high point of 'Operation Barbarossa' is now marked with three giant Czech Hedgehogs. (It should be noted that both Ouzonico and Nikitacou marked this spot in 2005. I felt that it is important and interesting enough to be revived in the current forum).
hedgehog .. clearly means "tanktrap" . in this case, giant larger than life tank trap,something of a sculpture monument.
Its all downhill from that place to the centre of Moscow. Elevations drop from 190 metres to 130 metres, but its all continuously downhill. No rise inbetween... so its not as clear as looking across a valley. But with the bell tower at 81 metres above ground, its seems to be right that you can see it and identify it from that site, 22km away.
At the coast here, I could see buildings 35 km distant,, with their rectangular shapes with naked eye just a bit vague to be sure, and confirm shape and colour sequence as being the beach apartments at the city CBD with binoculars.
Thanks for the information. Dr. Felton could not see the towers but much has changed over the years. Hedgehog is a British term for a small animal covered with sharp quills. To we North Americans they are like small porcupines!
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