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    Re: Russian monuments

    Post  Cowboy's daughter on Sun Jul 26, 2015 3:17 pm

    Russian PM calls on European officials to do everything to keep friendship with Russia

    He made the address during a memorial ceremony devoted to the memory of Russian prisoners of war, who died at the Vrsic pass during World War II

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    KRANJSKA GORA /Slovenia/, July 26. /TASS/. Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev called on European officials to do everything to keep friendship with Russia. He made the address during a memorial ceremony devoted to the memory of Russian prisoners of war, who died at the Vrsic pass during World War II. "The very fact that today’s ceremony features both Slovenians and Russians demonstrates continuing friendship and the wonderful tradition (to pay memories), which proves special relations between people of our countries," Medvedev said. "We appreciate it very much. Politicians, every decision maker in our countries should do everything to have this friendship continue, because this is what people want." He said lately, the Russia-Slovenia cooperation had been developing. "Recently we celebrated together the 70th anniversary of the victory over fascism, and we remember the input of our peoples in this fight," the prime minister said. I am very grateful to all our friends in Slovenia, to the country leaders, to members of the Slovenia-Russia friendship society, to other organisations of veterans, to the people living in Kranjska Gora, to all the people of Slovenia for the genuine respect you are paying to the memory of Russian soldiers, who are buried here. Thank you for the mood to keep the best traditions of our friendship." He said words of gratitude in the Slovenian language. The prime minister remembered the Russian Chapel at Vrsic as his visit to Slovenia coincides with the100th anniversary of the chapel. "The Russian Chapel at Vrsic has special significance in Russian-Slovenian relations. During World War I, it was built by Russian prisoners of war in memory of their comrades who tragically died there while building the mountain road," Medvedev said. "The chapel came to symbolise friendship between our peoples. Both Slovenians and Russians come there to pay respects to their ancestors," he added. "Over the past century, countries, political regimes and social systems changed here, but the Russian chapel is still here," Medvedev said. "It became possible thanks to the initiative and good will of the several generations of people living in Kranjska Gora, who cared sincerely for this monument." During World War I, Kranjska Gora, the final station at the Austrian railroad, was a major reloading station for supplies of arms and weapons to the Austria-Italy front. The Austrian military made a decision to continue a railroad via Vrsic. Already in July 1915, near Kranjska Gora was organised a camp for Russian prisoners of war, who were used for construction of the railroad across the pass. On March 12, 1916, an avalanche covered a group of the prisoners. Over 300 people died then. During the entire term of the camp (1915-1917), from hard work and starvation about 10,000 Russians died there. Russian prisoners built a chapel not far from their barracks to commemorate their friends. In the 1920s the railroad across Vrsic was reconstructed, the remains of the prisoners found along the road were re-buried in a common grave, above which in the 1930s appeared a monument with a sign reading: "To Sons of Russia.". wrote:

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    Re: Russian monuments

    Post  Prince Darling on Sun Jul 26, 2015 4:49 pm



    a wider look at the chapel



    interesting flag in the crowd




    more or less every different religious leader in slovenia, and quite amusingly the top slovenian businessman/lobbyist in Russia (second guy from the right)
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    Re: Russian monuments

    Post  Cowboy's daughter on Sun Jul 26, 2015 7:59 pm

    ^^^^Thank you!
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    Re: Russian monuments

    Post  medo on Sun Jul 26, 2015 8:31 pm

    There is a mistake in article regarding Russian war prisoners in Vršič pass. This was in time of World War I on the Austro-Italian front at Soča river, not in World War II. Those prisoners were from Imperial Russian army, not from Soviet army.
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    Post  Cowboy's daughter on Sun Jul 26, 2015 10:03 pm

    ^^^^ Thank you!
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    Re: Russian monuments

    Post  George1 on Thu Aug 13, 2015 1:22 am



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    Re: Russian monuments

    Post  George1 on Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:25 am

    Huge statue of Prince Vladimir may be placed near Kremlin in Moscow

    Muscovites have voted that a huge statue of Prince Vladimir of Kiev, who baptised Russia some 1,000 years ago, should be unveiled in Borovitskaya Square

    MOSCOW, August 20. /TASS/. Over one-third of Muscovites have voted that a huge statue of Prince Vladimir of Kiev, who baptised Russia some 1,000 years ago, should be unveiled in a square next to the Kremlin, the Active Citizen project said on its website on Thursday.

    "A total of 34.67% [of Muscovites] votes for Borovitskaya Square," the statement said.

    Lubyanka Square, the former home of famous statue of Bolshevik revolutionary "Iron" Felix Dzerzhinsky, got 32.12% of the votes.

    More than 234,500 Muscovites took part in the vote.

    Moscow city authorities have announced plans earlier to unveil the Prince Vladimir monument on the bank of the Moskva river on November 4, when Russia marks People's Unity Day.

    The 25-metre statue featuring the prince with an Orthodox cross in his hands was supposed to overlook Moscow from Sparrow Hills, the capital's highest point, with its back to one of the famous Stalin skyscrapers, Moscow State University.

    The Russian Military-Historical Society urged the Moscow authorities to find a different location for the statue, commemorating 1,000 years since Prince Vladimir's death.

    The society said that plans to unveil the statue on Sparrow Hills "raised public concerns" and could be dangerous as the land in this area was unstable.

    More than 50,000 Muscovites signed an online petition against the statue's construction, fearing the 330-tonne monument could slide down the hill, a popular tourist site.


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    Re: Russian monuments

    Post  George1 on Wed Sep 02, 2015 10:04 pm

    St. Petersburg landmark cathedral to retain museum status

    Earlier the St. Petersburg diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church has confirmed it had sought the cathedral's return

    ST.PETERSBURG, September 2. /TASS/. St. Isaac’s Cathedral, one of St. Petersburg's landmarks, will not be handed to the Russian Orthodox Church and will remain a state-run museum, a spokesman for the Russian second largest city’s governor said on Wednesday.

    "The St. Petersburg government has made a final decision on the status of St. Isaac’s Cathedral," the spokesman said.

    "If the cathedral was handed to the Orthodox Church, the city would have had to bear the expenses of its maintenance, restoration and security and to subsequently cut financing of other socially important projects and programmes."

    The St. Petersburg diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church has confirmed it had sought the cathedral's return. The place of worship was built in 1858 and transformed into a museum after the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution.

    St. Isaac’s is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the northern capital's largest Orthodox church. It enjoys the status of a state-run museum and monument, attracting 3.2 million tourists last year.


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    Russia Plans Memorial to Victims fo Political Repression

    Post  Rodinazombie on Mon Oct 05, 2015 11:24 am

    RussiaToday wrote:Vladimir Putin has ordered a memorial to all victims of political repression in Russia’s history. The work named “The Wall of Grief” will be installed on a Moscow street named after famous dissident Andrey Sakharov.
    Vladimir Putin also charged the Russian government with finding sources to finance the project.

    Sources in the State Museum of Gulag History told Interfax news agency that “The Wall of Grief” monument will be based on a draft created by sculptor Georgy Frangulyan. The museum has already started to collect donations to finance the project. Frangulyan is known as the sculptor of the monument installed on Boris Yeltsin’s grave.

    “The monument will become a warning to coming generations that tragic consequences of authoritarian policies touch everyone and can be repeated at any given moment,” reads the author’s description of the Wall of Grief sculpture.

    There is already a monument to victims of Stalinist purges in central Moscow – the so-called Solovetsky Stone stands in front of the building that once housed the KGB and its predecessors, the NKVD and Cheka. It stands where the statue of KGB founder Felix Dzerzhinsky used to be.

    Since 2007, the Memorial Society – a Russian NGO whose major objective is uncovering the crimes of the Stalinist regime – has held the “Returning the Names” event near the Solovetsky Stone. Every October 30 - the official state memorial day - activists read out the names of people who were executed in the 1930s for their political beliefs. The process takes hours.

    READ MORE: Russia remembers victims of Stalinist purges

    According to the Memorial NGO, about 720,000 death sentences were passed in the Soviet Union in the 1930s – the height of the Stalinist purges. The group says 30,000 people were executed in Moscow alone during the “Big Terror” of 1937 and 1938.

    However, there is opposition to the current trend commemorating repression victims. It comes from the Communist Party of Russia – presently the largest opposition party in the country.

    Earlier this year, after PM Dmitry Medvedev approved the concept of state policies aimed at remembering the victims of political repression, the Communists launched a public appeal saying that any future monuments must commemorate not only of those who were unjustly prosecuted during the Soviet period, but also the victims of all other regimes.

    In addition, the Moscow branch of the Communist Party proposed a 25-year moratorium on the renaming of streets and squares, and the removal of monuments, saying that attempts to delete facts from people’s memories harms Russian history.
    The initiative was advertised in the press, but failed to gain any momentum.

    READ MORE: Communists call for 25-yr ban on changing street names, knocking down statues


    Very interesting to see and will certainly confuse those who believes russia is USSR mark2 that only glorifies stalin and co. Some images at link.

    http://www.rt.com/politics/317172-putin-orders-to-erect-monument/
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    Re: Russian monuments

    Post  DTA on Sat Oct 10, 2015 10:29 pm

    my photos took by tablet.
    Moscow
    plate on living building near Kremlin
    "Here in november 1917, Red Guard and Revolutionary solders under M.V. Frunze command were heavy fighting with junkers ,defending approaches to the Kremlin"


    Monument to Pyotr Bagration, Kutuzovsky Prospekt


    Chapel "To the Heroes of Plevna"
    Grenadeurs , to their comrades fallen in glorious battle near Plevna , 28 November 1877




    and not monuments but also interesting drawing in Moscow
    Zhukov , Stary Arbat


    Picture on living building of Monument of Soviet Solder with german girl (Treptof Park in Berlin) near Kremlin
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    Re: Russian monuments

    Post  DTA on Wed Oct 14, 2015 8:07 pm

    Monument to the Workers of home front in Great Patriotic War opened in Ufa
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    Re: Russian monuments

    Post  George1 on Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:34 pm

    Russia ready to relocate dismantled monument to Soviet general from Poland to Russia

    The authorities of the Polish city of Pieniezno dismantled the monument to Chernyakhovsky in mid-September 2015

    MOSCOW, November 2 /TASS/. The Russian Military Historical Society is preparing papers necessary for relocating a dismantled monument to Soviet WWII military leader Ivan Chernyakhovsky (1906-1945) from Poland to Russia, the Russian Military Historical Society told TASS on Monday.

    "We have already warned about the dangers of a creating a precedent for returning Soviet WWII memorials from Eastern Europe (to Russia)," the society’s press service quoted Vladislav Kononov, the society’s executive director, as saying.

    "Monuments should stay where they were installed and unveiled in order to preserve history. But in this case the barbaric attitude to Chernyakhovsky’s memory in Poland does not leave us any other choice than to relocate the bas-relief from Poland to Russia," Kononov said adding that he could not think of a better place for the monument than the city of Kaliningrad (former Konigsberg), which used to be part of Eastern Prussia.

    "The youngest Red Army general (Chernyakhovsky) died in battles in the territory of Eastern Prussia," Kononov explained.

    According to the Russian Military Historical Society, Ivan Chernyakhovsky’s granddaughter Anastasiya Orlova has welcomed the idea of relocating her grandfather’s monument to Kaliningrad.

    Ivan Chernyakhovsky, the holder of two Hero of the Soviet Union titles and the youngest general in history, died in February 1945 at the age of 38.

    The authorities of the Polish city of Pieniezno dismantled the monument to Chernyakhovsky in mid-September 2015.


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    Re: Russian monuments

    Post  DTA on Wed Nov 25, 2015 11:58 pm

    Monument to heroism of metro builders in 1941-1945 opened in village Dubrovka, Leningrad region
    http://www.rtr.spb.ru/vesti_spb/news_detail_v.asp?id=11978
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    Re: Russian monuments

    Post  DTA on Tue Dec 01, 2015 1:28 pm

    Monument to Hero of the Soviet Union Mikhail Kologrivov opened in Kokshaisk , Republic of Mari El
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    Re: Russian monuments

    Post  Odin of Ossetia on Sun Dec 20, 2015 12:02 am

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    Re: Russian monuments

    Post  higurashihougi on Tue Dec 22, 2015 5:52 am

    Not really a monument, but...

    https://www.rt.com/news/326723-stalin-cultural-center-penza/

    A long-awaited cultural center dedicated to 20th century Soviet leader Joseph Stalin and the period in history during which he ruled has opened in the city of Penza, marking the 136th birthday of the most controversial USSR figure.

    A scientific, cultural and historical center dedicated to Stalin was given a ceremonial opening on Monday in the city of Penza, 625 kilometers southeast of Moscow.

    Crowds gathered to lay flowers outside the center and pay their respects to the influential figure who shaped the history of the 20th century. While many in the West categorically view the Georgian native as a “ruthless tyrant,” the image of Stalin has been gaining a much more positive spin in Russia.

    The Man of Steel is being quite popular recently.
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    Re: Russian monuments

    Post  GarryB on Tue Dec 22, 2015 10:36 am


    What do you think?

    I think if Poland wants Russia to spend money on monuments in Poland that they should stop economic politically motivated sanctions against Russia first.

    Also the sour grapes about a monument in Chechnia is just that... one presumes they applied for and got funding for a monument. Just because Poland suddenly wants a financial contribution from Russia and does not get it immediately means nothing at all.

    They have been told there might be money available in 2017... if they can't wait then they can look for other donation sources instead.

    Whining because Russia is funding a park in Russia and not in Poland is just pathetic... it would not surprise me to see in the next few years the polish government decides to move this monument or pull it down completely anyway.


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    Post  Odin of Ossetia on Wed Dec 23, 2015 1:02 am

    higurashihougi wrote:Not really a monument, but...

    https://www.rt.com/news/326723-stalin-cultural-center-penza/

    A long-awaited cultural center dedicated to 20th century Soviet leader Joseph Stalin and the period in history during which he ruled has opened in the city of Penza, marking the 136th birthday of the most controversial USSR figure.

    A scientific, cultural and historical center dedicated to Stalin was given a ceremonial opening on Monday in the city of Penza, 625 kilometers southeast of Moscow.

    Crowds gathered to lay flowers outside the center and pay their respects to the influential figure who shaped the history of the 20th century. While many in the West categorically view the Georgian native as a “ruthless tyrant,” the image of Stalin has been gaining a much more positive spin in Russia.

    The Man of Steel is being quite popular recently.



    Obviously Putin and his clique are not up to the job.
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    Re: Russian monuments

    Post  KiloGolf on Mon Jun 20, 2016 6:58 am

    Tomb of Unknown Soldier, Moscow
















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    Re: Russian monuments

    Post  marat on Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:59 am



    My Picture from last year, this is monument on Beloruskaja rail station .

    One of my favorite picture from that trip.


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    Re: Russian monuments

    Post  marat on Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:02 am



    I find this one on net several days ago, and i hope that i will visit Volgograd once.
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    Re: Russian monuments

    Post  George1 on Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:09 am

    Most Russians support idea of Stalin monuments, poll shows

    Over 60 percent of Russians think it is reasonable to install monuments and memorial plaques glorifying the achievements of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin. The share of those who oppose the idea is half that number.

    According to the latest research by state-run pollsters VTSIOM, the share of those who support the idea of commemorating Stalin as a major figure in Russian history is 62 percent.

    Respondents told researchers that they consider the Soviet dictator a part of Russian history that their children must know about, and mentioned the victory in the war against Nazi Germany as one of Stalin’s major achievements.

    A much lower share (under 10 percent) believe that it was Stalin who made the Soviet Union strong, or that he did the country a lot of good in general.


    A monument to Joseph Stalin is unveiled in Yakutsk before Victory Day. (RIA Novosti / Bolot Botchkarev) Controversial Stalin monument unveiled in Russia’s Sakha-Yakutiya republic

    When researchers asked Russians if they consider it reasonable to install memorials that would remind future generations of Stalin’s wrongdoing and errors, 65 percent said no and only 28 percent voiced their support for the idea.

    The share of those who backed the placement of neutral reminders of Stalin’s life on the streets and in buildings was at 35 percent, with 59 percent saying that such attention to the historical figure would be excessive.

    The poll was conducted in early July, soon after another scandal over Stalin’s name hit Russian society. When the faculty staff of the Moscow State Legal Academy put a memorial plaque to Stalin in its main building, one of Russia’s most famous law attorneys, Genri Reznik, retired from the academy in protest.

    In addition, professors from the Russian Higher School of Economics announced that they would refuse to participate in any joint projects with the Moscow State Legal Academy, also in protest at the alleged glorification of Stalin. Numerous reports criticizing the move were published in mass media and on social networks.

    The academy’s managers said in their defense that they were following instructions that, despite being issued in Soviet times, had never been canceled.

    The chief Russian ombudsman for human rights, Tatyana Moskalkova, said in comments that in her view the new plaque was in its proper place because the academy’s students, as future lawyers, needed a reminder about the importance of the law and the dangers of political repression.

    President Vladimir Putin’s press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, said at the time that the Kremlin had no position on that particular scandal, but added that previously President Putin had repeatedly called Stalin a part of Russian history, urging people “to perceive this history with maximum adequacy.”

    Controversies around Stalin’s name and personality are constantly raised in Russia, and almost always become widely debated topics among the public and media.

    Supporters of Stalin cite his role in the early industrial and scientific development of the USSR, as well as the Soviet victory in World War II achieved under his command. Opponents point to Stalin’s notorious programs of political repression, his apparent disregard for human casualties in economic reform and in war, and his infamous cult of personality that was denounced even by Soviet Communists soon after the leader’s death.

    The Communist Party of the Russian Federation made heavy use of Stalin in its latest parliamentary campaign. The party branch in the city of Penza even announced 2016 as the “Year of Stalin” and opened a museum in his honor.



    https://www.rt.com/politics/396935-most-russians-support-idea-of/


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    Re: Russian monuments

    Post  KiloGolf on Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:14 am

    George1 wrote:Most Russians support idea of Stalin monuments, poll shows

    I doubt that poll is accurate. Stalin was Georgian communist barbarian, that killed far too many people to not deserve public toilets named after him.
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    Re: Russian monuments

    Post  George1 on Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:20 am

    KiloGolf wrote:
    George1 wrote:Most Russians support idea of Stalin monuments, poll shows

    I doubt that poll is accurate. Stalin was Georgian communist barbarian, that killed far too many people to not deserve public toilets named after him.

    its not like this friend. Stalin won WWII.. how can not be highly respected by Russian public?


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    Re: Russian monuments

    Post  KiloGolf on Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:28 am

    George1 wrote:
    KiloGolf wrote:
    George1 wrote:Most Russians support idea of Stalin monuments, poll shows

    I doubt that poll is accurate. Stalin was Georgian communist barbarian, that killed far too many people to not deserve public toilets named after him.

    its not like this friend. Stalin won WWII.. how can not be highly respected by Russian public?

    Stalin won nothing.

    The Allies together fought and won the war. In fact when Stalin was polishing Hitler's Maschinengewehr and supplying him with raw materials and minerals (for over a good year in WW2), it was down to countries like the UK, Canada, Australia/New Zealand, Greece, Yugoslavia and so on to try fight back that maniac and his axis allies.

    Communists were infamous in sitting out the war at the very crucial beginning and appeasing Hitler at the start. They will always be remembered for that. Stalin is no exception.

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