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.