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Monument To Fatherland Frontier Guards

Monument To Fatherland Frontier Guards
March 1, 2006
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The monument To Fatherland Frontier Guards is located in the park not far from Yauzskie gates (Yauzskie Vorota). It was unveiled in 1997 and consecrated according to new rites. The monument is wonderfully modest and proportional to ambient space and architecture. This is the achievement of composite author: sculptors E. Surovtsev and V. Surovtsev and young architects V. Aleshina and V. Kochergin.

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March 1, 2006
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March 1, 2006
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The monument is traditionally obelisk-shaped made of red polished granite that reminds ancient boundary post. There are bronze relieves depicting scenes of frontier guards life in various epochs on the four sides of the obelisk. Vladimir Sourovtsev, the head sculptor of the project, is known in Europe as the author of Valkyries bas-relief that was set up on the bank of the Elbe, in Saxony, on the day of 50-th anniversary of allied forces meeting on the Elbe in 1945.

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March 1, 2006
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March 1, 2006
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