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If you are walking trough Schwarzenbergplatz in Vienna, near Hochstrahlbrunnen (the giant fountain) (that we’ve presented here) you can see The Soviet memorial „Heldendenkmal der Roten Armee”, a monument raised short after WWII (the Second World War).
The monument was erected in a record time – three months – and it is still standing though it reminds a not so wonderful moment in history. Heldendenkmal der Roten Armee commemorates the 18,000 Soviet (Russian) soldiers who died fighting the Germans in and around Vienna and it was meant to praise the victory of Russian Red Army (Roten Armee). In the treaty of 1955 it is specified that Austria is responsible for taking care of this monument. Here you can read a very interesting presentation regarding the building and inauguration of this monument.
Since the monument is very close to the fountain it is very visible to the tourists. In our first trip to Vienna – Austria – my dear husband was attracted by this monument – he is in fact the author of all these photos included in this post.
The monument is indeed impressive. See for yourselves (copyright photos).