Victory Park

Project Info

Project Description

Park Pobedy
5 min by walk + 5 min by metro

In the 1960s, the Soviet authorities decided to put the area to use as an open-air museum dedicated to the Russian victory over Napoleon. The New Triumphal Arch was relocated and reconstructed. The huge panorama “Battle of Borodino” was installed here as well as monument to Mikhal Kutuzov. The Victory Park and the Square of Victors are important parts of the outdoor museum. In the 1990s an obelisk was added with a statue of Nike and a monument of St George slaying the dragon, both designed by Zurab Tsereteli. The obelisk’s height is exactly 141,8 meters, which is 10 cm for every day of the War. A golden-domed Orthodox church was erected on the hilltop in, followed by a memorial mosque and the Holocaust Memorial Synagogue.