Victory Park in Moscow (Winter 2016)

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.

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Victory Park and monuments marking the years of WWII (1941-1945)

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.

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Details of the main monument – epic battles and heroism of Soviet Soldiers

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.

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Cerkev of Saint Grigori

Right now, the Soviet Union is long gone but the monuments are still left standing.

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View of main part of the Victory Park at Poklonnaya Hill

The Victory Park is still very popular with the visitors, tourists, and Moscovites.

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Victory Park is popular place for older people to have a peaceful walk

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.

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View from the main monument at the Victory Arch

You can still see the cadets performing the change of guard.

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Change of honor guards performed by cadets

The history is present in the streets of Moscow…

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Triumphal Arch of Moscow – celebrating the victory over the Napoleon

… and new chapters are waiting to be written.

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New financial center around Arbat area

Here are some links to interesting articles about Victory Park (Wikipedia and Rusmania).

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Saint George slaying the dragon – Coat of arms of city of Moscow

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. 

Enjoy!

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