Monument «On the roads of war»
The monument “On the Roads of War” is dedicated to the memory of the struggle of the Soviet and Mongolian peoples against fascism. It is located in Victory Park on the Alley of Defenders of Moscow. The monument was opened on May 5, 2017 on Poklonnaya Gora. Two years earlier, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War, the monument project was presented to Russian President Vladimir Putin. A year later, in 2016, in commemoration of the 95th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Mongolia and the Russian Federation, a monument stone was laid on Poklonnaya Gora. The monument represents two Mongolian horses that carry an artillery cannon off-road. Mongolian horses are short, strong animals with strong legs, they are patient and hardy. During the war years, Mongolia provided substantial assistance to the Soviet Union in the fight against the invaders. Residents of Mongolia collected funds, a tank column was formed on them, sent warm clothes and food to the front. About 500 thousand Mongolian horses participated in the battles of the Great Patriotic War on all fronts, some of them reached Berlin. The authors of the monument are the Mongolian sculptor Ayuurzan Ochirbold and the Russian architects Alexey Tikhonov and Vasily Perfiliev. They own several dozen monuments to figures of Soviet and Russian science, literature and art, which are installed in the centre of Moscow, in the Ostankino district, at VDNKH and in other places. The sculptural part of the monument was made at the expense of the Mongolian People’s Republic. The design, construction and installation of the pedestal were provided from the capital’s budget.
Address: Moscow, Victory Park