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On behalf of the veterans of the great Patriotic war volunteers laid flowers at war memorials and graves.

Sergei Sobyanin laid flowers at the monument to Marshal Georgy Zhukov at the Manege square and observed a minute of silence in memory of the fallen in the great Patriotic war. The pandemic is a new coronavirus infection to the ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the great Victory, for the first time are unable to join the veterans. Instead of laying flowers was attended by the volunteers — activists of the city center “Mosvolonter”.

“Flowers Of Victory”

On the eve of may 8, 2020, the Moscow volunteers have carried out special action “the Flowers of Victory.” According to tradition, many veterans on Victory Day and lay flowers to war memorials and the graves of the frontline friends. Because now the elderly can’t leave the house at their request it was done by the volunteers. During the telephone survey, they found out veterans wherever they wanted to lay flowers.

From the veterans received 51 applications. A flower-laying ceremony took place at many famous military monuments on the graves of veterans, among which are:

— the Victory monument on Poklonnaya hill (Poklonnaya Gora, Victory Park)

monument to the defenders of the sky (the area of the Defenders of the Sky, Autumn Boulevard, home 11-13)

the monumental group of “people’s militia” (the square on the street people’s Militia, the house 20, building 1)

— the grave of twice Hero of the Soviet Union, honorary citizen of the city of Moscow pilot V. I. Popkov (Novodevichy cemetery, plot 11)

— a monument to Solovetsky sea cadets (the area of Solovetsky Jung, Lilac Boulevard)

— the obelisk “Moscow — hero city” (the area Dorogomilovskaya Zastava)

— memorial on the Avenue of the partisans of Moscow (ulitsa Udaltsova, possession of 22A, Park 50-letiya Oktyabrya)

monument to the “Medical heroes of the great Patriotic war of 1941-1945” (Bolshaya Pirogovskaya street, house 2/6)

historical sign (anchor), dedicated to the Hero of the Soviet Union Caesar Kunikova (street Pokrovka, the house 47)

— the monument to P. M. Vostrukhin (Ryazan prospectus, the house 81/1)

— the monument to L. H. Papernik (Ryazan Avenue, house 67)

— the monument to the heroes civil aviation pilots who died in the great Patriotic war (Large vnukovskaya ulitsa, Dom 8)

memorial to the fallen defenders of Moscow (Pyatnitskoe shosse, possession 23-25)

— a monument to front-line drivers (Bolshaya Cheremushkinskaya street, possession of 1)

monument to Marshal of Soviet Union K. K. Rokossovsky (Boulevard Marshala Rokossovskogo, house 11)

— the monument to the 7th Bauman division of the national militia (the party area)

monument to Hero of the Soviet Union D. M. Karbyshev (the General Karbysheva Boulevard, building 2)

— grave of Lieutenant General aviation V. G. Mikhailov (cemetery of the Transfiguration)

— grave of the participant of the great Patriotic war B. V. Trusevich (vvedenskoe cemetery, plot 11)

— the monument to juvenile prisoners of fascism in Park imeni 30-letiya Pobedy (Chertanovo Central, between Kirovohrad and Chertanovskaya street)

— grave of the participant of the great Patriotic war A. F. Boyko (Khovanskoye cemetery, plot 34K, 21-th km of the Kiev highway).

Veterans were told about the fulfillment of requests by telephone. Photo and video reports published with the hashtag #ColorsVictories, along with short stories about the exploits of the veterans and heroes themselves, to whose monuments flowers were laid.

Updated the monument to Marshal Zhukov

A monument to the commander of the Victory Georgy Zhukov was erected at the building of the State historical Museum 25 years ago. Inauguration of the monument took place on 8 may 1995 — on the eve of the 50th anniversary of victory in the great Patriotic war.

The authors of the monument sculptor Vyacheslav Klykov and architect Yuri Grigoriev. The basis for the plastic solution of the monument formed the image of Georgy Zhukov on a white horse who took the Victory Parade on 24 June 1945. The commander is depicted Pristavkin in his stirrups astride the stallion Idol, under the hooves of which abandoned the banners of the Hitler regime. Bronze composition stands on a six-foot pedestal of red granite with a bronze frieze in the form of a Laurel wreath with the coat of arms of Moscow, and a commemorative inscription “Marshal Zhukov”. The area around the monument is paved with granite slabs, it also planted the flowers.

The monument to Georgy Zhukov was not repaired since its installation. From March to April 2020, experts have restored the pedestal, put in order the flower garden around the monument, reinforced the frame and cleaned the surface of the sculpture. They also eliminated the defects patched technological joints and cracks, caused the protective coating and performing other work.

“In March revealed the necessity of the bulkhead blocks the base of the pedestal. These units were mobile, and the seams were depressurized. Was also made the sculpture and the plinth of the monument: the restored frame, the work produced by the purification, preservation of surface sculpture,” — said Dmitry Stadnik, a representative of a company engaged in the repair and restoration works.

90 percent of the work failed before the introduction of the main restrictive measures taken to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. So the high alert has not prevented to finish all the holiday. On the eve of the 75th anniversary of the great Victory the monument to Marshal Georgy Zhukov returned to its historic place at the Manege square.

The quality of the restoration was controlled by Mikhail’s Fangs, the son of the sculptor Vyacheslav Klykov, author of the monument.

“Dad wanted to portray Georgy Zhukov, giving him the image of St. George. That is why the sculpture seemed to hover. And Georgy Zhukov, and St. George — the winners”, — said Mikhail Fangs.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure will not be perfect.

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