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    Another great museum to visit in Moscow is Victory Park. It was completed in 1995 to celebrate the 50th aniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in the Great Patriotic War.
    Victory Park was built on Poklonnaya Gora, the highest hill in Moscow. This was also the hill Napolean watched from as his army surrounded Moscow in 1812.
    It is a huge museum/park complex covering 200-300 acres. It has an indoor museum covering WWII from the beginning to the end and is famous for it's huge diorama/paintings. The dioramas blend almost seamlessly into the huge, curved paintings in the background. Quite impressive.
    Outside is a huge vehicle park containing tanks, planes, trains, trucks, etc. There is also a lake with ships.
    The following are some photos from my visit in 2001.

    Best Regards,
    Mike
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    Hi Mike. Great photos again! Thanks for sharing. That is quite an impressive monument. Love the detail work around the base area.
    Thomas

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    Quote by StuG III View Post
    Hi Mike. Great photos again! Thanks for sharing. That is quite an impressive monument. Love the detail work around the base area.
    Thomas
    The detail work around the base continues almost all the way to the top - 150 meters! I believe that is St. George slaying the Nazi dragon at the base.

    Best Regards,
    Mike

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    Great pics thanks, it's interesting to see so much lend-lease stuff there, I was under the impression that Stalin had the vast majority of it destroyed after the war! Not many Matilda tanks about these days. Thanks again

    Reg

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    Great pics thanks, it's interesting to see so much lend-lease stuff there, I was under the impression that Stalin had the vast majority of it destroyed after the war! Not many Matilda tanks about these days. Thanks again

    Reg
    Inside the museum, they had an entire hall dedicated to lend-lease. I was really surprised! It was nice to see it being recognized in Russia after decades of the Communist government virtually denying that it existed.

    Best Regards,
    Mike

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    Very, very nice photos Mark. You are indeed fortunate to have been able to visit these museums. I wonder if the Me109 is just the shell. This is my all time favourite fighter of the WW2 era. Regards Thomas

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    More great photos , nobody does a War Monument like the Russians !!

    Never seen a display of sniper shields before !!
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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