Inhabitants of Turov throughout their centuries-old history confronted their enemies, heroically defending their native land: 980, 1158, 1246, 1502, 1521, 1648, 1649, a period of constant wars with the Moscow principality, when the city was destroyed several times, after which was completely restored.
July 14, 1941 Turov was occupied by the German fascist invaders. From October 1941 to November 1942, the Turov underground Komsomol-youth organization operated. The city was liberated on July 5, 1944; in the battles for Turov many soldiers of the 23rd Infantry Division of the 61st Army, the 1st Byelorussian Front, and the sailors of the Dnieper Flotilla were killed. 146 servicemen were buried in a mass grave in the center of Turov.
Today, the mass grave is a testament to the courage and heroism of Soviet fighters, an object of the historical and cultural heritage of Belarus.