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Monument to Marshal of the Soviet Union Alexander Vasilevsky was erected near the building of the Ministry of Defense of Russia

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A monument to Marshal of the Soviet Union Alexander Vasilevsky was unveiled on the Frunzenskaya Embankment in Moscow near the building of the RF Ministry of Defense. The ceremony took place on December 4.


The opening ceremony was attended by Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Assistant to the President of Russia, Chairman of the Russian Military Historical Society Vladimir Medinsky, who addressed the audience.

The monument was created by sculptors from Grekov's studio; it is a figure of a marshal in field uniform with an overcoat draped over his shoulder. Vasilevsky sits at his desk over a map of military operations. A lamp on the table lights up at nightfall and illuminates the marshal's desk.

As the head of the Ministry of Defense said at the opening of the composition, Vasilevsky planned many operations of the Great Patriotic War, which brought closer the complete defeat of the Nazi troops. He was a talented employee of the General Staff and an operations planner, many of whom are included in textbooks and are still being studied.

Marshal of the Soviet Union Vasilevsky Alexander Mikhailovich (30.09.1895/5.12.1977/1945 - 3/XNUMX/XNUMX) - Soviet commander, chief of the General Staff, member of the Supreme Command Headquarters, commander-in-chief of the Main Command of Soviet troops in the Far East, Minister of the Armed Forces of the USSR and Minister of War of the USSR. During the Great Patriotic War, he led the General Staff, took part in the planning and development of almost all major operations of the Red, and then the Soviet armies against the Nazi invaders. In XNUMX he commanded the XNUMXrd Belorussian Front, led the assault on Koenigsberg.
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  1. Carat
    Carat 5 December 2021 08: 17
    +16
    Vasilevsky earned a monument only for his work as the chief of the General Staff.
    1. Crowe
      Crowe 5 December 2021 08: 25
      +20
      I join - a worthy man and military leader!
      We did a good job!
      1. Ross xnumx
        Ross xnumx 5 December 2021 08: 38
        +13
        Father (Vasily Mikhailovich) in the "demobilization album" on the first page had a portrait of Alexander Mikhailovich Vasilevsky. When I asked: "Is this uncle your brother?" He replied: "This uncle was the Minister of the USSR Armed Forces."
        If I'm not mistaken, the photo is like this:
  2. 210ox
    210ox 5 December 2021 08: 39
    +10
    Maphala's name is immortalized. And that is great. The Military Air Defense Academy in Smolensk also bears the name of this remarkable military leader.
  3. svp67
    svp67 5 December 2021 08: 40
    +10
    And it's great that we remembered that in that war we had other Victory commanders, and not just one Zhukov ...
    Here in Yekaterinburg, another monument was opened to him, near the headquarters of the Central Military District, in honor of the date of the arrival of Marshal Zhukov to command the Ural Military District ...
  4. faiver
    faiver 5 December 2021 08: 43
    +10
    Chairman of the Russian Military Historical Society Vladimir Medinsky
    - well, nowhere without him, and what is most important to him, it does not matter to whom monuments or memorial plaques to put, that Mannerheim or Vasilevsky.

    And where is the monument to Generalisimo Stalin, who took over the country with a plow, and handed it over with an atomic bomb and a gold reserve of 2000 tons? hi
    1. svp67
      svp67 5 December 2021 08: 51
      +3
      Quote: faiver
      And where is the monument to Generalisimo Stalin, who took over the country with a plow, and handed it over with an atomic bomb and a gold reserve of 2000 tons

      On the Alley of the rulers of Russia in Moscow, near the RVIO building
      1. faiver
        faiver 5 December 2021 08: 54
        +5
        bust among others, and even next to the Judaist Nikita ...
        1. svp67
          svp67 5 December 2021 08: 57
          +1
          Quote: faiver
          and besides

          So what? And he was also among the Rulers
          1. faiver
            faiver 5 December 2021 08: 58
            +1
            it is rather not a monument, but a bust list ... hi
        2. 210ox
          210ox 5 December 2021 09: 03
          +2
          There is also next to Lenin ...
          1. Carat
            Carat 5 December 2021 09: 10
            +2
            Quote: 210ox
            There is also next to Lenin ...


    2. Sidor Amenpodestovich
      Sidor Amenpodestovich 5 December 2021 09: 11
      -8
      Quote: faiver
      And where is the monument to Generalisimo Stalin, who took over the country with a plow, and handed it over with an atomic bomb and a gold reserve of 2000 tons?

      I apologize in advance and humbly, but if you please go to ... ooo.
      Such a significant and joyful event, but no, you definitely need to groan.
      Once again I apologize.
      1. faiver
        faiver 5 December 2021 09: 24
        +6
        Well, I won't apologize.
        I apologize in advance and humbly, but if you please go to ... ooo.
        - Only after you... hi
    3. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 5 December 2021 12: 02
      +3
      Quote: faiver
      And where is the monument to Generalisimo Stalin, who took over the country with a plow, and handed it over with an atomic bomb and a gold reserve of 2000 tons?

      As well as there is no monument to Rokossovsky and Konev. There were Stalin and four lumps - Zhukov, Rokossovsky, Konev, Vasilevsky.
    4. volodimer
      volodimer 5 December 2021 19: 42
      +4
      That is:

      In my opinion, it is quite well-known.
      And Medinsky ...
  5. Fisherman
    Fisherman 5 December 2021 09: 59
    +4
    Cool monument! The lamp glows green at night ... very impressive. Lads!
  6. mongolian9999
    mongolian9999 5 December 2021 10: 02
    +7
    Passed by this monument yesterday. Worthy.
  7. Alex Justice
    Alex Justice 5 December 2021 10: 50
    +1
    Vasilevsky is head and shoulders above Zhukov and Konev, but for some reason he is always in the shadows.
    1. Sergey Aleksandrovich
      Sergey Aleksandrovich 5 December 2021 11: 44
      +2
      And what did you like to measure?
      1. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 5 December 2021 12: 04
        +1
        Quote: Sergey Alexandrovich
        And what did you like to measure?

        As always - "yardstick" measures, in vain he is so.
    2. 210ox
      210ox 5 December 2021 15: 40
      +3
      Vasilevsky was initially in the shadows. In the shadow of His Majesty's Headquarters and Headquarters .. He entered the stage in the winter of 1945, as the commander of the 3rd Belorussian, after the death of Chernyakhovsky. And then in the Far East.
  8. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 5 December 2021 11: 13
    +3
    With the arrival of Vasilevsky in the General Staff, calm, professional planning of operations began.
    The hysterics, obscenities and jaws of Zhukov disappeared.
    Vasilevsky is one of the best Soviet military leaders in the Second World War.
    1. Alex Justice
      Alex Justice 5 December 2021 11: 49
      0
      Vasilevsky is the best, but Zhukov got the laurels.
      1. Konnick
        Konnick 5 December 2021 11: 55
        +1
        Vasilevsky is the best, but Zhukov got the laurels.

        The best Stalin.
      2. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 5 December 2021 11: 58
        +2
        From late 42 to March 45, Zhukov was not allowed to interfere with the planning of operations at the General Staff.
        But Zhukov was an experienced schemer. Before Berlin, he fussed ahead of Stalin in time, pressed Konev and Rokossovsky and took the laurels of a winner in the war.
        Then Beria pressed him with a "trophy case".
        As a pensioner, Zhukov relaxed, and the recordings of his conversations with the writer Konstantin Simonov provide a lot of useful information about the war.
      3. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 5 December 2021 12: 09
        +2
        Quote: Alex Justice
        Vasilevsky is the best, but Zhukov got the laurels.

        This is what the whole world knows, and let the descendants remember. "For better or worse" -
        conversation of children.
        1. Vladimir Mashkov
          Vladimir Mashkov 5 December 2021 17: 23
          +1
          Quote: tihonmarine
          ... children's conversation.

          Vlad, I totally agree with you! It is a stupid argument to find out who is the best among the Soviet military leaders. ALL, Stalin, Zhukov, Konev, Rokossovsky and, by the way, some and many others were each best IN YOUR PLACE.

          And the monument to Vasilevsky is wonderful. And they came up with a great table lamp. I have known Vasilevsky's name since childhood. My parents were from Vichuga, and when we came to visit relatives on Moskovskaya Street on vacation, my father, an officer, often pointing to a high church beyond the field, said: "This is Golchikha. Marshal Vasilevsky was born there."
          1. tihonmarine
            tihonmarine 5 December 2021 23: 36
            0
            Quote: Vladimir Mashkov
            Vlad, I totally agree with you! It is a stupid argument to find out who is the best among the Soviet military leaders. EVERYONE, Stalin, Zhukov, Konev, Rokossovsky and, by the way, some and many others were each the best IN THEIR PLACE.

            I agree, but it is necessary to erect monuments to all the heroes, both Zhukov and Rokossovsky: both to Konev and others, they all deserve it, but why selectively, why did we forget others? Or our memory is selective.
            Maybe someone will put my Smolensk compatriot Yegorov and the Georgian Kantaria.
            I am disgusted when they erect monuments to Yeltsin.
            1. Vladimir Mashkov
              Vladimir Mashkov 6 December 2021 15: 04
              0
              Quote: tihonmarine
              ... but you need to erect monuments to all the heroes ...

              Totally agree with you. Why is this not being done? Do not know. I am glad that they began to erect monuments to Joseph Vissarionovich.
              Monuments to Yeltsin, Solzhenitsyn, Mannerheim, Chapaev's killer I consider a shame. The monstrous "Alyonka" and "Clay" I consider either a lack of intelligence, taste or hype.
              1. tihonmarine
                tihonmarine 6 December 2021 15: 10
                +1
                Quote: Vladimir Mashkov
                Monuments to Yeltsin, Solzhenitsyn, Mannerheim, Chapaev's murderer I consider a shame.

                They are being etched out of our souls, our heroes, they are imposing people alien to Russia. We still remember what children and grandchildren will remember when they see only the Yeltsins and the Solzhenitsyn and Kornilov.
                1. Vladimir Mashkov
                  Vladimir Mashkov 6 December 2021 15: 16
                  -2
                  Quote: tihonmarine
                  what children and grandchildren will remember

                  Well, someone is erecting monuments to Vasilevsky and Stalin even now. I hope there will always be decent people.
                  1. tihonmarine
                    tihonmarine 6 December 2021 15: 20
                    +1
                    Quote: Vladimir Mashkov
                    Well, someone is erecting monuments to Vasilevsky and Stalin even now. I hope there will always be decent people.

                    There will always be worthy people, but will those in power give them monuments? Under Yeltsin, there were such, but it was forbidden to erect monuments. Well at least they didn't erect a monument to Margaret Albright.
  9. midivan
    midivan 5 December 2021 17: 20
    +7
    and Assistant to the President of Russia, Chairman of the Russian Military Historical Society Vladimir Medinsky,
    Medinsky would have to hang a "board to Marnayheim" on his chest and give him a kick, and not invite such monuments to be opened ... sad
  10. Kaw
    Kaw 5 December 2021 18: 01
    -2
    Monument to the next brilliant chief who fought the entire war in his office and as a result of whose brilliant leadership there was an unimaginable ratio of Soviet and German losses. IMHO.
    In besieged Leningrad, there lived a cook who, during the siege, distributed bread among the population and died of hunger, so (in my opinion) a monument to him was only erected in the cemetery.
  11. Magadan1
    Magadan1 5 December 2021 20: 06
    +4
    Vasilevsky was lucky that he did not live up to our times and does not see everything that is happening now.
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 6 December 2021 15: 21
      0
      Quote: Magadan1
      Vasilevsky was lucky that he did not live up to our times and does not see everything that is happening now.

      Ivan Kozhedub, this could not stand it.
  12. Radikal
    Radikal 5 December 2021 21: 01
    +4
    Monument to Marshal of the Soviet Union Alexander Vasilevsky was erected near the building of the Ministry of Defense of Russia

    Without belittling the merits of the marshal, but in fairness, it might be worth creating a group ensemble of figures of the chiefs of the General Staff of the Red Army during the Great Patriotic War - Shaposhnikov, the same Zhukov, Antonov .... After all, they all, at different times in this position, adequately fulfilled these duties! Is not it so? winked
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 6 December 2021 15: 27
      0
      Quote: Radikal
      Without belittling the merits of the marshal, but in fairness, maybe it was worth creating a group ensemble of figures of the chiefs of the General Staff of the Red Army during the Great Patriotic War

      It is necessary to create an "Ensemble
      Quote: Radikal
      Without belittling the merits of the marshal, but in fairness, maybe it was worth creating a group ensemble of figures of the chiefs of the General Staff of the Red Army during the Great Patriotic War

      It is necessary to create a "Pantheon of Heroes" there will be monuments and all the names of the heroes.
      They built a pantheon for Yeltsin, which should not be in Russia, but in Washington.