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The majestic monument of the Egyptian-Soviet friendship is erected on the left bank of the Nile, at the western basis of the High Dam. Five petals of a lotus have shot up on 75 m! The Monument was built under the project of architects of Omelchenko and Pavlov. Bas-reliefs were made by the sculptor Vechkanov.
On the central petal, inside of a lotus, words of the president of Egypt Nasser (1918-1970) were beaten out: "For long years of joint work the Arabian-Soviet friendship was shaped and has become so strong that now it is not conceding on the durability to the most high-altitude Aswan Dam".
At height of 46 m petals of a lotus are connected by a viewing platform. It was possible to rise there on the lift early. Now it was closed and I couldn't rise up the platform to admire a panorama around the Dam.
You may watch my Egyptian-Russian Friendship Monument high resolution photo on Google Earth in Giza according to the following coordinates 23º 58' 16.30" N 32º 52' 3.27" E
or on my Google Earth Panoramio Aswan Soviet-Egyptian Obelisk.
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