Putin and Lukashenko to open the Rzhevsky Memorial to the Soviet Soldier on June 30
The monument features a 25-meter (82-feet) bronze figure of a soldier erected on a substantial 10-meter (32-feet) mound.
On June 30, Russian President Vladimir Putin together with Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko will open the Rzhevsky Memorial to the Soviet Soldier in the Tver region. This was reported on Monday by the ‑Kremlin press service. This will be the first trip outside the Moscow region for the Russian President since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.
Great Patriotic War veterans addressed the Union State Committee and the Russian Military ‑History Society (RMHS), requesting that a monument be erected to commemorate the 75th‑anniversary of the Victory and to honor the memory of their fallen comrades, the Kremlin said. A 25‑-meter (82-feet) bronze monument of a soldier erected on a substantial 10‑-meter (32-feet) mound has won the open international contest for the best architectural ‑and artistic design. The project was implemented by RMHS with the support of the Union State of Russia and Belarus, the Russian Federation Ministry of Culture, the Government of the Tver Region, and the Victory Museum.