Monument to the Heroic Defenders of Leningrad


Originally uploaded by Steven Hannink

Location: Leningrad, Russia

Monument design by Sergei Speransky

Quoted from saint-petersburg.com:
This powerful and impressive monument was built …. in the early 1970s to commemorate the heroic efforts of the residents of Leningrad and the soldiers on the Leningrad Front to the repel the Nazis in the 900-day Siege of Leningrad during World War II… Decorated Russian architect Sergei Speransky won the competition with his knowledge of city construction design and the pervasiveness of the theme of World War II victory in his art…. (Afterwards) a second competition was announced for the monument, which was by then called “The Monument to the Heroic Defenders of Leningrad.” This time more than 80 applicants participated, but Speransky and his team nevertheless prevailed with their design “Eternal Flame of Our Memory.”

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Flickr photo originally uploaded by Steven Hannink

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One response to “Monument to the Heroic Defenders of Leningrad

  1. Please fix my name (it’s Steven) mentioned below the second picture. Thanks.

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