"THE TOMB OF THE UNCNOWN..." Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Tip by tanianska

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Moscow: 13 reviews and 25 photos


<font color=ff3300><font size=+1>THE TOMB OF THE UNCNOWN SOLDIER</font></font>
It is the main memorial to the heroes of the Great Patriotic War. In the days of celebrations for the 25th anniversary of the routing of the German army near Moscow the remains of an unknown warrior fallen in the battle for Moscow were buried here. His remains were brought from the common grave 41 kilometres (25 miles) outside Moscow on the Leningradsky Highway. The black tomb bears the inscription:
'Your name is unknown,
your deeds immortal.'
On 8 May 1967 an Eternal Flame was lit on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and its flare was brought to Moscow from Marsovo Field in St. Petersburg. To the right of the eternal flame along the Kremlin walls there are granite blocks with the names of city-heroes. Inside these blocks there is earth, stained with the blood of Soviet soldiers, wich was brought from these cities.

<i>/'Great Moscow. Guide.'/
Photo by Andrey Sebrant</i>

Address: Near the entrance to the Alexander Garden.

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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