Preserving the Cultural Heritage
Kaliningrad Region is one of the few areas in present-day Russia where World War I was fought. While growing its business in this unique location, the GS Group believes that its duty lies in preserving the memory of the historic past.
In 2014, the GS Group prepared a program of events dedicated to the centennial of the start of World War I and the Russian Victory in the Battle of Gumbinnen. Among them were putting in order war gravesites, development of tours along the memorial sites located in the Gusev District and areas along the border of the Kaliningrad region, and the grand opening of the memorial complex In Memory of a Forgotten War that Changed the Course of History.
These days, the Holding’s projects dedicated to the soldiers and battles of World War I find a response with the residents of the Kaliningrad Region, as well as those in other regions of Russia.
Why the Battle of Gumbinnen?
Technopolis GS is located in Gusev, Kaliningrad Region (former Gumbinnen), next to the historic site of an important Russian victory in World War I, the Gumbinnen battlefield.
GS considered as its duty to hold a fitting celebration of the centennial of this landmark victory that influenced the outcome of World War I and to continue telling about the heroic past of our ancestors through educational, historical, and cultural projects.
The Battle of Gumbinnen (August 20, 1914) was one of the first and key battles on the Eastern Front and ended in victory of the Russian army, which created a threat of having the 8th Army of Germany surrounded. It was instrumental in the decision made by German command to move additional forces from the Western Front, which had negative consequences for Germany in the end.