Out of the Centre

Victory Memorial

Victory Memorial (August 2012)

Ploschad Pobedy (Victory Square) is off Prospekt Lenina and as you would expect from its name a war memorial is located here. The memorial was opened in 1967 and then only included the eternal flame and the memorial plinths. A statue of a mother, a soldier and a home-front worker were added in 1985. To make space for the square the Our Lady of Kazan Church was demolished in 1966, but this church has since been rebuilt behind the memorial.

Location Ploschad Pobedy (intersection of Prospekt Lenina and Ulitsa Chaikovskogo)