Soviet Memorial, London, England

The U.K.’s only memorial to the Soviet dead of World War II stands beside the Imperial War Museum in Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park in Southwark, London. Funding for the memorial was raised by the Society for Co-operation in Russian and Soviet Studies, and the official unveiling was conducted on May 9, 1999, by the then UK Secretary for Defence George Robertson and the Russian Ambassador Yuri Fokine.

The statue was designed by the Russian sculptor Sergei Shcherbakov, and the memorial tablet was made by the British stonemason Gary Breeze. Remembrance ceremonies are held at the memorial on Victory Day (May 9), Holocaust Memorial Day (January 27) and Remembrance Sunday (the Sunday closest to November 11).

The nearest underground stations are Lambeth North, on the Bakerloo Line, and Elephant and Castle, on the Bakerloo and Northern Lines. The Imperial War Museum’s web site has further travel information.

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