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General Monuments

Leningrad Hero City Obelisk

Leningrad Hero City Obelisk

ountry: Russia

Locality: Saint Petersburg

Nearest metro station: Vosstaniya Square

Established: 1985

Architects: Lukyanov V.S., Alumov A.I.

 

Description

Leningrad Hero City ObeliskLeningrad Hero City Obelisk it is a 36 meters high Granite monolith with shape like a Tetrahedral bayonet. On the bottom part the obelisk is decorated with the oval high reliefs which shows the main moments of the defense of Leningrad city: Siege of Leningrad, Rear to the front, Attack and Victory. On the top of the obelisk there is a Gold Star of the hero.

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Creation history

The obelisk was established on the Vosstaniya Square 8 May 1985 on the eve of the Victory Day according to the clause about the high order title Hero City.

How to find

Go to the metro station Ploshad Vosstaniya (Vosstaniya Square) and exit to the Vosstaniya Square on the crossroad between Nevskiy avenue and Ligovskiy avenue. On the street in the center of the Vosstaniya Square you will see Leningrad Hero City Obelisk what is located in the center of the Vosstaniya Square.

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