Victory Square, Saint Petersburg

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Victory Square, Saint Petersburg

Victory Square (Russian: Пло́щадь Побе́ды, Ploschad Pobedy) in Saint Petersburg, Russia, is named after the Soviet victory in the Great Patriotic War. It is located in the very end of Moskovsky Prospekt near Pulkovo Airport – not in the central part of the city, despite this name being common in the former Soviet cities as a central city square. The nearest metro station is Moskovskaya.

Victory Square is home to the Monument to the Heroic Defenders of Leningrad, which commemorates the victims and survivors of the Siege of Leningrad. The monument, designed by Sergey Speranskiy and Valentin Kamenskiy, and sculpted by Mikhail Anikushin, was erected in 1975 to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the end of the war. It consists of a 48–metre high obelisk, a large circular enclosure, and a subterranean Memorial Hall.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Phillips, C. (2004). St. Petersburg (Eyewitness Travel Guides Series). ISBN 0-7513-6883-0. 

Coordinates: 59°50′33.7″N 30°19′18.8″E / 59.842694°N 30.321889°E / 59.842694; 30.321889