Brno Soviet War memorial
Public Art: Brno Soviet War Memorial
Also Known As : Liberation Monument
Sculptor: © Vincenc Makovsky (3rd June 1900
Moravia- 28th December, 1966 Brno)
Description: The Soviet war Memorial of Brno features
a statue of a Red Army soldier in uniform commemorating the liberation of Brno during world War II. The statue
is depicting a "soldier on the frontline" with his left arm raised above his head with a clenched
fist (gesturing "Hold your fire, put down your weapons, the battle for Brno has ended") while his right arm
holds the Russian flag featuring the five pointed star symbolic of the Hammer and Sickle.
Date: The Soviet War memorial was unveiled in 1955 on
the 10th anniversary of the liberation of Brno.
Location: The Brno Soviet War Memorial is located in
Moravian Square, Brno, Czech Republic.
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Since 1989 it has been a target for vandals. On the 27th of February 2008, vandals threw paint over
the monument. In 2010 a few days before the 65th anniversary of liberation the monument was graffitied
with black paint reading "26/4/1945 Thanks". In 2015 the night before the 70th anniversay of the end of
WWII it was sprayed with a heart in the Ukrainian colours. the vandalism was linked to conflict between Ukraine and
Russia due to civil war in east of Ukraine.
In 1993 the two plates and text were removed from the front of the monument despite public
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