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Soviet monuments in Berlin

Soviet monuments in Berlin

Soviet monuments in Berlin

In every district of Berlin, you will still come across Russian memorials for the soldiers of the Red Army who died in the Second World War.

In Berlin's Treptower Park, the most important monument was built in 1949: the Soviet War Memorial. You enter the cemetery through these two red granite blocks representing the Soviet flag.

There is a kneeling soldier in front of each block. The duo watches over the more than 7,000 Russian soldiers buried here.

The stairs at the foot of the two granite blocks lead you to the cemetery, with eight limestone sarcophagi on each side, symbolizing the 16 former Soviet republics.

On the artificial burial mound on the other side of the cemetery, a soldier tramples the swastika with his army boot. Wreaths are laid on the 11.6-meter-high statue every year on May 9 (the commemoration of the liberation). Russian President Putin, among others, visited here in 2000.

Soviet monument Marzahn

On the fringes of Berlin, you can visit a geometrically sound Soviet monument in memory of the fallen soldiers.

The somewhat modest monument, at least by Soviet standards, flanks the cemetery of the Berlin district of Marzahn.

The monument opened in 1958. At the center is a 10-meter-high obelisk made of red granite with German and Russian texts on the pedestal.


A pergola forms the background of the monument. The urn there contains the ashes of more than 100 soldiers from the Second World War.

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