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towering art - Moscow monuments

WWII obelisk in Victory Park, its 141.8m high which is 10cm for every day of the War. Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space. Peter the Great, 95m high, by controversial artist Tsereteli.
Moscow

August 3rd 2010
Moscow is so different to what I expected. Somehow I'd pictured a stark grey place full of angular, austere grey buildings. But it is so not like that. I automatically associate it with the Soviet era forgetting that it was a great city before Soviet times so its full of buildings in every architectural style possible and in all shades of pastel colours. Plus, the Soviet style isn't just a gre ... read more
Europe » Russia » Northwest » Moscow

Russian Flag Founded in the 12th century, the Principality of Muscovy, was able to emerge from over 200 years of Mongol domination (13th-15th centuries) and to gradually conquer and absorb surrounding principalities. In the early 17th century, a new Romanov Dynas... ... read more
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