• The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

    Image ID
    FOT908107
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Image Details
    Image File Attributes
    7.2 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    4288 x 2848 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    363 x 241 mm
    14.3 x 9.5 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    (Могила Неизвестного Солдата in Russian, or Mogila Neizvestnova Soldata), Alexander Garden, Kremlin Wall, Moscow war memorial to Soviet soldiers killed during World War II guard guardsman attention duty shelter post brickwork alter rest in peace stock image stock photo
    Description
    The remains of the unknown soldiers killed in the Battle of Moscow in 1941 were initially buried in a mass grave at the 41st km of the Leningrad highway at the city of Zelenograd. This was the location of the closest approach of the Nazi armies to Moscow during the war. To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the battle, in December 1966 these remains were relocated to the Kremlin Wall. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was designed by architects D. I. Burdin, V. A. Klimov, Yu. R. Rabayev and sculptor Nikolai Tomsky, and was unveiled to the public on May 8, 1967. The dark red porphyry monument is decorated with a bronze sculpture of a laurel branch and a soldier's helmet laid upon a banner. In front of the monument, there is a five-pointed star in a square field of labradorite, which emanates the Eternal Flame from its center. The flame illuminates a bronze inscription "Имя твое неизвестно, подвиг твой бессмертен" (translit.: Imya tvoyo neizvestno, podvig tvoy bessmerten, "Your name is unknown, your deed is immortal"). The torch for the memorial's Eternal Flame was transported from Leningrad, where it had been lit from the Eternal Flame at the Field of Mars. To the left of the tomb is a granite wall with an inlay stating: "1941 - To Those Who Have Fallen For The Motherland - 1945". To the right of the tomb, lining the walkway are dark red porphyry blocks with incapsulated soils from hero cities, Leningrad, Kiev, Stalingrad, Odessa, Sevastopol, Minsk, Ker
    Uploader
    David Hudson
    Contributor
    David Hudson
    Date Taken
    2011-07-03
    Uploaded on
    2011-10-21
    Collection
    Russia
    Category
    Heritage
    Sub Category
    History
    Setting
    Outdoor
    People
    With people
    Number of people
    1
    Gender
    Male
    Seven ages
    Adult
    Mood
    Business-like, Formal
    Dress
    Clothed
    Ethnicities
    Caucasian
    Dominant colour
    #B09080