The railway station at the village of Dubitsa
Architecture, Industrial buildings
The village of Dubitsa is located in the south-western part of Brest region, practically in seclusion. It may be said that it is a neighbour of Poland, as only five kilometers divide it fr om the border with the neighbouring state. It is a tiny village with the population of only 82 people.
A railway station – one of the Brest region sights, is located in this seemingly secluded place. The date of its construction is 1897, so it’s not surprising, that the station played an important role during the Second World War.
By means of the station the communication between Brest and the occupied territories of Poland was carried out. Hundreds of train carriages, loaded with ammunition and humanitarian supplies for people in need passed here.
The location of the station
The railway station in Dubitsa is the smallest in Brest region. Its building was timed to the 10th anniversary of the line Brest-Chelm opening. The building has preserved as a new.
The station is literally under the nature’s protection: old oaks twist the nearby territory around, concealing the building from strangers’ eyes. There is a river beyond the bounds of the forests, and Poland starts behind it.
Another populated settlement – Yablechno is not far from Dubitsa. An Orthodox religious structure - Holy Onuphriev monastery has been here for five centuries already. Its bells ringing comes to the railway station and its empty halls echo with it.
There was a commandant’s office before war, but it was demolished with the direct hit of a bomb. The soldiers of the 15th frontier post were fighting with the German invaders near the railway station during the war actions of 45th, protecting the USSR borders. They were the first who took a pasting of the fascists, and do their best to defend themselves.
Several monuments were erected in honour of the brave soldiers. One of the monuments is an obelisk with a fastened plate. There are the dead soldiers’ names: sergeant Artamonov, junior sergeant Novikov and 16 more courageous soldiers.
Novikov is a legend-person. The German officers held up him as an example to their soldiers at his time. As the Russian sergeant was sitting in a hollow tree for two days and shot back the attackers, and killed quite a lot of the Germans. He was captured unconscious. The oak tree, of which the drama developed nearby has survived on the territory of the station. One more monument towers next to it – in the brave sergeant Novikov’s honour.
The railway station building – modern heritage
The building of the station itself remained whole. Tracks of bullets can still be noticed somewhere on the red bricks. Nowadays the structure is to be upgraded and not allowed to become dilapidated.
Earlier the switches on the lines the station’s workers moved by themselves, but today the system has been automated. However, the wooden sleepers haven’t been replaced with concrete ones.
The station is one of the places in Belarus, wh ere the movies are made. It appears in several films of Belarusian and Russian cinema: “Students”, “Saga about the khants”, “Tungus. Sniper”, “Brest fortress”, “Role” and many others.
The last filmings were carried out by the “Azerbaijanfilm” in Dubitsa. The film “Memories Interrupted”, dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Victory were made here. The railway station heads note home film artists in the number of honourable visitors: Konstantin Lopushansky, Gosha Kutsenko, Vladimir Gostyukhin and Anastasia Zavorotnyuk.