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by balhannah

"IVAN"......Commemorate's the end of Word War II.

Ivan, is a bronze statue of a Red Army Soldier holding a machine gun and standing high on a polished granite Pedestal in the centre of a busy Virgin Mary Square [round-about]. It was right here, on May 8th 1945, Znojmo resident's welcomed the first Red Army tanks.

The memorial was designed in 1953 and some unhappy people have tried to destroy it.
Even today, the presence of the Red Army soldier at the central traffic junction of the city is controversial, how-ever, it is a part of history. The gardens surrounding the statue were beautiful, full of annual's in flower, nice!

Address: Virgin Mary Square
Website: http://www.znojmocity.cz/EN/vismo/dokumenty2.asp?id_org=100451&id=1076&p1=52

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  • Written Oct 29, 2011
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