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In memory of the fallen in the First World

In memory of the fallen in the First World

The sculpture of a Russian soldier in a field uniform with a roll and a trilinear thrown over his shoulder, whose chest is decorated with St. George's crosses, will become the central figure of the monument-monument to soldiers who fell during the First World War.

The monument, cast in bronze, will be installed in Moscow on Poklonnaya Gora on 1 in August of next year, on the 100 anniversary of the start of that war. This was announced by the Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation Vladimir Medinsky in the course of summing up the open All-Russian competition for a monument to the fallen heroes of the First World War.

A total of 30 works were submitted to the competition, of which three reached the final. The winner was the group of authors, led by Andrei Kovalchuk, a national artist of Russia. The sculptural composition of this group of authors will be built on Poklonnaya Hill, between the Triumphal Arch and the Museum of the Great Patriotic War. That, according to Vladimir Medinsky, is very symbolic.

The Minister of Culture stated that, alas, the mass media paid little attention to the competition. Nevertheless, for a short period, 200 thousands of people, including Internet users, visited the exhibition of sketches and left their opinions.

Assistant Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Army General Yuri Yakubov said that the Ministry of Defense supports the decision of the jury. Monument to soldiers who died during the First World War, had to occupy its own historical place in Moscow and other regions of the country.

“My grandfather was a member of the First World War,” said Yuri Yakubov. “I remember his stories about those battles.” By the way, all the front commanders during the Great Patriotic War were from the Russian army, fought in the First World War. And, of course, it is wrong that for many years we forgot the feat of the Russian soldiers and officers during the years of that war.

Now justice will be restored. And let's hope that this monument will not be the only one of its kind.
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  1. xetai9977
    xetai9977 20 September 2013 09: 20
    For a long time it was necessary to open this monument. Millions of soldiers and officers died who honestly performed their duty. It is not their fault that even the memory of them became a hostage to ideology. Eternal memory to all the dead!
    1. svp67
      svp67 20 September 2013 09: 25
      Quote: xetai9977
      For a long time it was necessary to open this monument.

      I agree on all points ... Here "it's better late than not when ..."
      1. astra
        astra 20 September 2013 10: 22
        It’s pleasant, but it’s strange - recently in Russia, various conflicting monuments have been unveiled: here is a monument to the heroes of World War I, and in Chechnya a monument to the heroines of the fight against Russian troops under the command of Ermolov.
        Do we have a state in a state? Let’s let us open anti-Russian monuments in Russia? !!!
        1. Babon
          Babon 20 September 2013 12: 56
          After all, there is a monument to Salavat Yulaev, and the streets are full with his last name, it seems, does not bother anyone.
    2. Kibalchish
      Kibalchish 20 September 2013 10: 32
      And they fought much better than in the Second World War. There was no throwing the enemy corpses that were so loved by beetles, mechlises and other Stalin. We had to hold out for another six months or a year and the victory would be ours. But internal enemies turned victory into defeat. And the monument to those who fought in WWII should be worthy.
      1. Babon
        Babon 20 September 2013 11: 17
        There is no need to fuck. First, study how they fought, and then write. The Russian army had a chance to defeat Austria-Hungary and Germany completely, even in the first year of the war, but thanks to some generals who wanted personal awards and honors, and they threw more bodies into the First World War. They could still defeat them completely in 1916, Austria-Hungary was already knocked out, but again thanks to the generals, again Brusilov was specifically prevented from completing his work.
        1. Kibalchish
          Kibalchish 20 September 2013 13: 15
          I’m not saying that they fought first-class, but compared to the Great Patriotic War, where hundreds of thousands of people were thrown into Kiev, Vyazemsky and other boilers, it was just an example of genius.
          I have always been surprised by people for whom the Great Patriotic War is entirely Stalingrad, Kursk and a victorious march to the West. And faintly face the truth? Or for the sake of hurray-patriotic myths, forget about the terrible 1941?
          1. Babon
            Babon 20 September 2013 14: 12
            And in the first world this was not? I have not yet managed to write anything about the Second World War. In East Prussia, how many were our soldiers surrounded and destroyed? in the first year, hundreds of thousands! In the first year of the war, what happened to the armies of Reneckkampf and Samsonov? And under одódью, what was the leadership genius shown to be? Where it was possible to destroy all German troops on the eastern front and end the war in general, since our 650 thousandth army would simply enter Germany without resistance, and they would just leave.
          2. Nagaibak
            Nagaibak 21 September 2013 18: 53
            Kibalchish "I'm not saying that they fought first-class, but compared to the great Patriotic war, where hundreds of thousands of people were thrown into Kiev, Vyazma and other cauldrons, this was just a model of genius."
            At the end of the war, the Germans also fell into boilers. How many of them were drafted into the army and so many were captured. I mean, I can hardly imagine how they moan about the genius of their commanders. And we somehow like to tear our hair out on all parts of the body. In my opinion, 1941, no one forgot. The fact that they say they fought better then, this can be left to the conscience of those who say this. Misses in our army and command were then. And not weak or you do not know?
    3. Babon
      Babon 20 September 2013 11: 17
      By the way, there were even their heroes. But they were forgotten by virtue of ideology, as they fought for the whites (Kozma Kryuchkov, for example). And the wild division is quite possible to put a monument.
      1. Black Colonel
        Black Colonel 20 September 2013 11: 32
        "By the way, there were even heroes."
        What does "even" mean? There were heroes, and not cardboard ones. The cross had to be earned by real courage, sweat and blood. Suffice it to recall Grishka Melekhov from the novel "Quiet Don" by Sholokhov.
        My grandmother told me that after the revolution, God forbid someone found photos of their relatives with epaulets and crosses - at best they would send them (Siberia, North, etc.). Or if Cossack songs were singing at the table (all my ancestors are Don Cossacks) - also information on promoting counter-revolutionary propaganda. So the Bolsheviks emasculated the pre-revolutionary heroism of their ancestors - they served the tsarist regime!
        1. Babon
          Babon 20 September 2013 11: 53
          I just expressed this incorrectly, I just wanted to write, although there are not officially in the history textbooks the names of the heroes, and there were many of them. It's just "even" because, for most, finding out the names of the heroes will be news.
    4. Starover_Z
      Starover_Z 20 September 2013 11: 49
      It is not their fault that even the memory of them has become a hostage to ideology. Eternal memory to all the dead!

      Well said, +! People fought for Russia, but because of their call-exclamation "For the Tsar, For the Fatherland" it was not customary to remember them ...
      Then their children beat the Nazis, but we remember them.
  2. asadov
    asadov 20 September 2013 09: 26
    I completely agree. It’s not their fault that the collapse then began in the country. They honorably fulfilled their duty to the motherland.
  3. wulf66
    wulf66 20 September 2013 09: 28
    Finally ... a hundred years have not passed ...
  4. user
    user 20 September 2013 09: 40
    The last monument to the heroes of the Russian Empire, obviously the last monument to the country that still unites us on this and other sites, although many live in other countries and continents.
    What country was, what heroes and all these are our ancestors.
  5. Denis
    Denis 20 September 2013 09: 45
    Everlasting memory!
    And material about the Attack of the Mkrtvets in the history textbook
    1. Russ69
      Russ69 20 September 2013 10: 11
      Quote: Denis
      And material about the Attack of the Mkrtvets in the history textbook

      About Makovec fortress, you need to make a film with a good budget and put up a monument.
      1. Denis
        Denis 20 September 2013 11: 21
        Quote: Russ69
        About Makovec fortress, you need to make a film with a good budget and put up a monument
        Where to put a monument?
        Osovec Fortress (Polish: Twierdza Osowiec, German: Festung Ossowitz) is a Russian fortress erected on the Bobra River near the town of Osowice (now the Polish city of Osowiec Fortress) in 50 km from Białystok.
        This would not have destroyed the pans
  6. creak
    creak 20 September 2013 10: 27
    [quote = rus69] [quote = Denis]
    About Makovec fortress, you need to make a film with a good budget and put up a monument.

    The film should be shot about the OSOVETS fortress, not Makovets ...
  7. lexe
    lexe 20 September 2013 14: 48
    Why a monument in the form of a single soldier?
    We need a platoon or company — moreover, written off from real characters. And in the center is the hero of Osovets (whoever is going). And the Emperor ... The Supreme was in that war.
    And following the results of that war, the Russian people were plunged into the abyss of genocide.
    And the tragedy of the fact that there are not 500 million of us Russians now - should be "read" in the eyes and physiognomy of the persons depicted on the pedestal.
    That war is not just memory ... but the door through which the Russian people entered the earthly Hell.
  8. Standard Oil
    Standard Oil 20 September 2013 15: 13
    Please tell me, there will be a monument, and then what? Another IBD for show?
  9. Ivanovich47
    Ivanovich47 20 September 2013 15: 26
    Russian soldiers fought and died for faith, the Tsar and the Fatherland. The erection of a monument to Russian soldiers of the First World War will restore historical justice.
  10. Walking
    Walking 20 September 2013 16: 26
    A monument is needed, this is our story, these are our ancestors and we must keep a memory of them and not be Ivanes who do not remember kinship.
  11. Yun Klob
    Yun Klob 20 September 2013 18: 29
    It’s a pity that the competition failed to participate. And there was no need to vote. Where do competitions take place? Previously, there, Zurab Tsereteli constantly won competitions.