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Monument to Marshal Georgy Zhukov

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Monument to Marshal Georgy Zhukov

The monument to Marshal of the USSR Georgy Konstantinovich Zhukov was created for the 50th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War. The author of the composition is the sculptor, People's Artist Vyacheslav Klykov. The monument was supposed to be erected in different places, including on Red Square opposite St. Basil's Cathedral and on Poklonnaya Hill. As a result, the monument was located next to the Historical Museum, on Manezhnaya Square. The sculptor himself considered this place to be unsuccessful: the monument stands at the north side of the museum and is often in the shade. Marshal Zhukov is depicted at the moment of receiving the parade in honor of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War on Red Square on June 24, 1945. According to eyewitnesses, this parade was the most impressive event in the life of our people. The Marshal of Victory is represented sitting astride a horse, whose hooves trample the standards of the defeated enemy. Such an image reminds many of the image of St. George the Victorious, killing a snake with a spear. The figure is supported by a massive pedestal made of granite, together with which the monument weighs 100 tons. Despite the criticism, according to most historians, Vyacheslav Klykov managed to convey not only the appearance, but also the image and character of the great commander. Zhukov is depicted slightly standing up in the saddle, and his right hand is slightly raised, as if in the next moment he will salute. Undoubtedly, Georgy Zhukov is a legendary personality and a great commander, who is put on a par with Alexander Nevsky and Dmitry Donskoy. And the fact that there is such a monument is great, at least you can bring your child and tell about the great victory of our people and the role of Marshal Zhukov in it.

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