Mission to Moscow

December 15, 2011 - No Comments

by Jim Barnes

Always on the lookout for something new to do, I spent the last two weeks of November in Moscow, Russia. Needless to say, there is some history there. One of my stops was at ‘Victory Park’ which commemorates the victory over Nazi Germany in WWII. Unfortunately on the day I was there, the main museum was closed for cleaning, but the outside exhibits were open. This collection by itself, was impressive. Also, as you can see from the pictures, the exhibit is still being developed, with the addition of a recreated trench and bunker display. Since they are still under construction, you couldn’t go into them, but I was able to get some pics from the footpath.

As is obvious from the photos, there is a huge assortment of armor, artillery and aircraft, as well as other interesting and sometimes unusual displays.  Also, the memorial itself, at the top of the hill, is  awe-inspiring. The central obelisk is engraved with figures of soldiers and scenes from the war all the way to the top, as far as I could see. It was too big for me to get a good pic, given the light I had at the time.

If you are able to make it to Moscow, this is a must-see.

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