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Memorial to fallen Soviet soldiers in Tiergarten: photos, description (Sowjetisches Ehrenmal)

Memorial to fallen Soviet soldiers in Tiergarten is located in Berlin Mitte city of Berlin. It was erected in 1945 in memory of those soldiers of the Soviet Union, who laid down their lives during the Second world war.

The memorial in Tiergarten was implemented through the efforts of talented sculptors Tsigal and Kerbel and architect Sergius. Every year on 8 may and on this day held a solemn wreath-laying in memory of fallen soldiers. Until 1994, this monument, located in West Berlin, took to the Soviet enclave. Only after the collapse of the USSR, an agreement was signed between Russia and Germany about the commitment of the German side in the care of the memorial to the fallen soldiers in the Tiergarten.

The monument itself is a series of columns, inside of which there is quite a large stele. In the center is reaching eight meters tall statue of a Soviet soldier, saved a German girl with his life. The columns of the memorial in the Tiergarten are carved the names of soldiers who died during the tragic events of world war II. On both sides there are two T-34 tanks and two cannons directly engaged in the battle for Berlin. On the left and right side of the main walkway of the monument are the graves of officers of the Soviet Union.