Heldendenkmal der Roten Armee

Heldendenkmal der Roten Armee

Heldendenkmal der Roten Armee
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Neighbourhood: Landstraße
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  • Stadtpark • 7 min walk
  • Taubstummengasse • 8 min walk
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Semaan D. Makary
Ehden, Lebanon542 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Near the end of World War II in Europe, Soviet forces of the 3rd Ukrainian Front were ordered by Joseph Stalin to capture Vienna, both for strategic military purposes and for use as a post-war bargaining chip with the Allies. After intense urban fighting, Vienna was captured by the Soviet Forces on 14 April 1945.

The memorial includes a triumphal arch and is dominated by the figure of a soldier with a PPSh-41 submachine gun on his chest. The soldier wears a golden helmet and holds a Soviet flag and a golden Emblem of the Soviet Union. Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the memorial in 2007 to lay flowers and specifically give thanks to Austria for maintaining it. The city paid to refurbish the memorial, despite objections from certain members of the local press.

The monument has been increasingly subjected to acts of politically inspired vandalism in the 21st Century!
Written 7 January 2024
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China1,60,040 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Monument to the Heros' of the Soviet Red Army is a colossal sized monument at Schwarzenbergplatz that pays tribute to the 17,000 Russian soldiers that were killed in action during the Vienna Offensive (16 March to 15 April 1945).

The monument was unveiled in 1945 and features a Soviet soldier with a machine gun on his chest. He wears a golden helmet and holds up a Soviet flag with is right hand and grips a golden Emblem of the Soviet Union with his left hand. The statue stands on a pedestal and reaches 12 metres in height. Behind is a curved white marble colonnade structure in what completes a respectful tribute to those from the Red Army who lost their lives liberating Vienna from Nazi control.
Written 24 November 2023
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Renata S
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
It's time to take it down. Come on, Vienna. Really, it's even a little overdue. Take it down. Please.
Written 6 October 2023
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Adamwnt
Rome, Italy28 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
Such monuments such be torn down in Europe. I understand Austria had to comply with some rules dictated by the bloodthirsty stalin but this was almost 80years ago and it is 32years since the ussr collapsed.
Written 20 August 2023
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23dj
Albuquerque, NM12,116 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Solo
Tall monument in honor of Soviet troops during WW2. Good for a quick picture. Located in central Wien next to a nice fountain
Written 12 October 2021
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zdaati
Vienna, Austria3,583 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Couples
Very impressive column with a soviet soldier on top. It commemorates the 17 thousand soviet soldiers that fell during the liberation of vienna in 1945. It is central to the schwarzenberg square which is a rather big semi round about with lots of cars moving around.
Written 7 March 2021
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aggelos
Athens, Greece388 contributions
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Dec 2019
It is a nice and meaningful memorial about the Second World War. If you are near by pay a visit nad your respect
Written 25 January 2020
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK1,79,774 contributions
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Oct 2019
This monument stands in tribute to the over 17 thousand Soviet soldiers who died in the liberation of Vienna in the latter stages of the Second World War.

The design of the monument is fairly typical of Soviet War memorials, post World War Two. The monument consists of a central column topped with a sculpture of a Soviet soldier with a semi-circular colonnade behind the column. The Soviet soldier is depicted also in fairly typical fashion, armed with a machine gun, holding a Soviet flag. Distinctive feature is the golden helmet and a round golden shield.

The monument stands in a prominent location near Palais Schwarzenberg. A little way from the main tourist district, but worth the effort if you have time
Written 30 October 2019
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yegor_b
Minsk, Belarus3,425 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
At Schwarzenbergplatz you can see a majestic monument to commemorate Soviet soldiers fallen during the liberation of Vienna 1945. A great memorial.
Written 8 July 2019
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avikon
Haifa, Israel174 contributions
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Sept 2018 • Couples
This monument is dedicated to the memory of the Soviet army soldiers who died during the liberation of Vienna from the Nazis. I do not think that it is correct to evaluate this monument from an architectural point of view only. I think it should be evaluated from historical point of view also. It is a great memorial includes the colonnade, monument and fountain.
Written 14 October 2018
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