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The Main Victory Monument

The Main Victory Monument

This tall obelisk is located on the highest point of the Victory Square, which is the central place of the great architectural ensemble at the Victory Memorial Complex (shortly Victory Park) on Poklonnaya Gora (Low Bow Hill).

This monument was put up at Victory Square according to the decision of the Moscow Government in 1995. It is a classical three-edged stele with 141.8 meters (472.6 feet) of height symbolizing 1418 days and nights of the Great Patriotic War. The project was made by famous artist and sculptor Z. Tseretely.

The sides of stele are covered by bronze images of the main battles of the war, starting from the defense of the Brest Fortress and finishing by victorious fireworks of May 1945. Flying winged bronze figure of the Goddess of Victory - Nike - is fixed at 100 meters height of the obelisk. In her right hand she holds a shining Wreath of Glory. Two bronze angels blow Victory trumpets at her feet. It would seem to you that the monument grows out of the podium standing at the massive black and red granite blocks. A granite podium is placed at the small filled mound.

At the stele's foot a bronze equestrian stature of St. George the Victorious piercing the dragon with a spear stands on the granite platform. St George killing the dragon (here the dragon represents Nazi Germany) is the symbol of the Moscow city. Great Martyr and Victory Bearer St. George, is the patron of Moscow many centuries and this stature showing that the city could stop the enemies with the help of the saint... It was our first great battle near the Moscow city where Russians could stop enemies on October 1941 and even threw them back up to 100km!!!

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Arthur Lookyanov
Tour to the "Victory Park"
Last Edited: January 27th, 2008

Photo taken on 2005-08-03 at 14:58:17

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Alexandra Dworak Alexandra Dworak
From: Vienna, Austria
Date: 2008-05-14 03:05:24

Wir hatten einen wundervollen Urlaub in Moskau. Unsere Kinder waren ebenso begeistert von Arthur wie auch wir. Er ist uns zu einem wirklichen Freund geworden und das in nur 2,5 Tagen. Jeder auch nur kleinste Wunsch wurde uns von den Augen abgelesen. Selbst die Autoabschleppgeschichte hat er perfekt gelöst.

In dieser kurzen Zeit bekamen wir einen großartigen Eindruck von Moskau und ganz besonders ich (Alex)habe mich in Moskau verliebt. Über Arthur kann man noch viel sagen: er ist immer pünktlich, vorbereitet, geschichtlich versiert und er ist ein wirklich netter angenehmer Begleiter, man fühlt sich wohl in seiner Nähe.
Danke für unseren schönen Aufenthalt in Moskau.
Mit ganz lieben Grüßen
Alexandra & Rupert
Victor & Jana

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( in English) We had marvellous holydays in Moskow. We and our children were overwhelmed by the friendly nature of Arhtur. In this 2,5 days he became a real friend to us. Even our smallest desires where read from our eyes. Even the story with the car was solved by him the best way.

In this short time we where deeply impressed and especially me (Alex), I felt in love with Moskow. About Arthur you can say a lot: he is punctual, prepared, historical well informed and he is a nice and pleasant accompanist, you can feel really comfortable with him around.
Thank you for our wonderful stay in Moskow, we will come again.
Wish you all the best and stay as you are
Alexandra & Rupert
Victor & Jana