Triumphal Arch, Moscow

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The third and the oldest surviving Triumphal Arch in Moscow was built in 1829–34 on Tverskaya Gate Square to Joseph Bové's designs in order to commemorate Russia's victory over Napoleon. It replaced an earlier wooden structure built by the veterans of the Napoleonic Wars in 1814.The arch was built in brick and lined with ashlar. The columns and statues were of cast iron. A seiuga (six-horse chariot) was designed by Giovanni Vitali. The bilingual inscription in Russian and Latin ran as follows:The arch was dismantled in 1936 as part of Joseph Stalin's reconstruction of downtown Moscow. Vitali's sculptures were then put on exhibit at an architectural museum on the grounds of the former Donskoy Monastery. After the Second World War there were plans to rebuild the structure in front of the Belarussian Railway Station.The current arch was built to Bove's original designs in 1966–68 in the middle of Kutuzovsky Avenue, close to the Victory Park. An open space surrounding the arch is known as the Victory Square.
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  • Perhaps the most impressive building on Kutuzovsky Prospekt, Moscow. where pride for the country and the history of Russia!
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  • I was so surprised to see this Triumphal Arch looming ahead in the median between busy dual roads as our tour bus approached Victory Park. The median actually is very wide at this point like a paved c...  more »
  • To commemorate the victory of the anti-fascist war. Built in is not large in scale. But it is subtle. Building reflects the architectural style of Russia. Beautiful atmosphere. Looks very beautiful. Russia, in fighting the German fascist aggression, and war. Make huge sacrifices. For the anti-fascist war. Win the final victory. Make a huge contribution.
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  • Here is the great arch Moscow. History and stories here before will be created as a victory in the current door.
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