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As a City of Military Glory, Bryansk is proud of its military past and has several monuments to its heroes.

Basic facts
Name in Russian Брянск
Status City-municipality and administrative centre of the Bryansk Region
Location On the confluence of the River Bolva and the River Desna
Distance 387km south-west of Moscow
Time Zone Moscow Time
Population 405,921 people (2016)
Founded 985
First Mentioned 1146
Former Names Debryansk
Titles/Awards City of Military Glory
City Day 17 September
Official Website

Top recommendations in Bryansk

  • Kurgan of Immortality

    Go and see the Kurgan of Immortality, an unusual monument to the city's heroism during the Second World World, a symbol of the city.

  • Partisan Square

    Go to Partisan Square to see the impressive Monument to the Liberators of Bryansk and to look around the interesting Bryansk State Regional Museum located there.

  • Svensky Uspensky Monastery

    Go to the village of Suponevo, located on the outskirts of Bryansk, to visit the beautiful Svensky Uspensky Monastery.