Poklonnaya Hill, Moscow


Poklonnaya Hill is one of the most famous landmarks of Moscow which reminds everyone about victims of WWII. Poklonnaya hill is situated between Kutuzovsky prospekt (Kutuzov avenue) and Minskaya ulica (Minsk street). It is a memorial park. This is a very popular recreational spot for Moscow residents and tourists.

The memorial complex is situated on a territory of 135 ha. There are the Museum of Great Patriotic War, Victory monument, and three cathedrals that were built in memory of victims of the Great Patriotic War.

You will find an obelisk of 141,8 meters high on Victory Square – the main attraction of the memorial. This height reminds people of Russia about 1418 days and nights of the War. At a height of 100 meters, there's a bronze statue of the Goddess of the Victory named Nika. The statue of Saint Georgy Pobedonosets (Victory holder) hitting the serpent is found at the foot of the obelisk. Also, there are monuments “Zashitnikam Zemli Russkoy” (To Defenders of Russian land) and “Vsem pavshim” (To all fallen).

On the Eve of 65 years Victory anniversary, the Eternal Flame was set on fire on the Poklonnaya Hill in 2010 on the 30th of April.

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