There is a place in Moscow where you can feel the past, where you can experience the history. The Victory Park is dedicated to the Soviet Union victory over Nazi Germany during the World War II.
The victory over the Germany took a terrible toll on the Soviet Union, destroying the country and killing millions of the Soviet Union citizens in the push for Berlin.
The WW II and victory over Germany was a major unifying force for the Soviet Union during decades after the end of war. Soviet leaders used the sacrifice of the Soviet people to keep them together and hold the communist country as one.
Right now, the Soviet Union is long gone but the monuments are still left standing.
The Victory Park is still very popular with the visitors, tourists, and Moscovites.
The Victory Park complex is a part of an amazing emerging landscape of Moscow: old and new. Old Triumphal Arch erected to celebrate the Russia’s victory over the Napoleon, the Soviet living quarters and metro stations, and new modern financial district.
You can still see the cadets performing the change of guard.
The history is present in the streets of Moscow…
… and new chapters are waiting to be written.
Some other posts from Moscow:Visit to Red Square and Kremlin, World War II tanks at the Victory Park, Soviet Military Aircraft in the Victory Park, steam locomotive, flying out of Domodedovo Airport, metro in Moscow part 1 – the station escalators, metro in Moscow part 2 – the trains, metro in Moscow part 3 – the stations, Christmas shopping.