Georgy Zhukov Statue

General Georgy Zhukov Statue, Moscow

Public Art :  Georgy Zhukov Statue

Sculptor : © Vyacheslav Klykov (19 October 1939 — 2 June 2006)

Date : The General Georgy Zhukov statue was erected in 1995

Location : Manege Square , Moscow, Russia.

Description : The bronze equestrain statue portrays Zhukov in full uniform  standing high on his stirrups on his trusty stead, his  right hand stretched out as if to settle his men. Underfoot is the carnage of crushed Nazi eagles ,a  reminder that Zhukov captured Berlin and lead the  Soviet occupation force in Germany after the war.

Trivia : In 1975 a minor planet, 2132 Zhukov, was  discovered by a Soviet astronomer Lyudmila Chernykh, and was named in his honor.

In 1987 Klykov installed a statue of Sergius of Radonezh in Radonezh, it was the first memorial installed in the Soviet Union without permission from the authorities.


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