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Soviet memorial

Soviet memorial

Soviet monument in the heart of Berlin

On November 11, 1945, just six months after the end of the Second World War, the Red Army erected a series of Soviet monuments in the German capital Berlin.

The monuments commemorated the nearly eighty thousand Soviet soldiers who fell during the Battle of Berlin, the final fighting that ended the Nazi regime.

The monument along Stra├če des 17. Juni is a stone's throw from the Brandenburg Gate. An eight-meter-high bronze statue towers eight meters above the colonnaded monument.

Guns and tanks

In addition, guns and two T34 tanks used in the Battle of Berlin were parked on both sides of the building.

After the war in Ukraine broke out in early 2022, various politicians proposed removing the tanks and guns from the Soviet monument, in vain. As a protest against the war, the tanks were concealed for a while under Ukrainian flags.

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