Monday, 31 March 2014

Victory Park on Poklonnaya Gora

The Victory Memorial
21 Nov, 2013 | From Ira of Russia

Victory Park was only completed in the mid-nineties, and is something of a last gasp for  the Soviet tradition of monumental triumphal art. Located on and around the Poklonnaya  Gora - the hill where Napoleon waited in vain to be given the keys to the city when his  troops were surrounding Moscow in 1812 - the park is set in an area steeped in Russian  military history.

The Victory Memorial is dedicated to the victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941~45 on  Poklonnaya Hill.

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