Monthly Archives: May 2013

“Glory” Memorial, Vinnitsya, Ukraine

This memorial, which stands in the centre of Vinnitsya, commemorates the heroes of the 1917 October Revolution, the Russian Civil War and the Great Patriotic War, and is centred a 4-metre-tall bronze sculpture depicting a soldier from each of these … Continue reading

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Monument to the 1,200 Guardsmen, Kaliningrad, Russia

This monument was built to commemorate the 11th Guards Army, which took part in the battles in East Prussia in the closing months of the war, including the assault on Königsberg in April 1945. The memorial includes the graves of … Continue reading

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Victory Day 2013

In this post, I will include some coverage of the Victory Day celebrations. A full dress rehearsal for the Moscow parade took place of Tuesday, May 7. RIA Novosti posted this album of photographs. One of the more unusual stories … Continue reading

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Polytechnic Institute Students and Teachers Memorial, Kiev, Ukraine

This memorial commemorates the students and teachers of the Kiev Polytechnic Institute who died in the war. The memorial was created by the sculptors G. Morozov and A. Surovtsev and the architect E. Veres. It stands in front of the … Continue reading

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