Russian Soldiers Monument in Los Angeles, Hollywood [5 photos]

Russian Soldiers Monument in Los Angeles, Hollywood [5 photos]

It appears to not be a joke – in West Hollywood in America there is a monument to Russian veterans of World War II.

Russian Soldiers Monument in Los Angeles, Hollywood [5 photos]

Every year a few hundred Russian veterans that live in the US celebrate the day of Victory in May, here. They have asked the local mayor to erect a monument and he then agreed and now there is a four ton granite slab installed with the white storks and a poem by a Russian poet, Gamzatov.

Russian Soldiers Monument in Los Angeles, Hollywood [5 photos]

Russian Soldiers Monument in Los Angeles, Hollywood [5 photos]

Russian Soldiers Monument in Los Angeles, Hollywood [5 photos]

Pretty cool that in the US, Russian soldiers have been remembered.

10 thoughts on “Russian Soldiers Monument in Los Angeles, Hollywood [5 photos]”

  1. Yes, very cool. Cost about $125K and took 8 years to be approved and build.
    https://www.wehoville.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Russian-Vets-2014.jpg

  2. The American and Russian people have much in common. We both neither like, trust nor respect our political leaders but are powerless to do much about it.

    • That a very American thing to say, and it’s kind of wrong, because Putin’s actual approval rating in Russia, as determined by reputable polling agencies, is CONSIDERABLY higher than Trump’s.

  3. Since the English version of the inscription is hard to see:

    > I sometimes think that warriors brave who met their death in bloody fight were never buried In a grave but rose as cranes with plumage white.

    Btw., if you like that, you may also like LOOM, where the concept makes an appearance. The birds in LOOM were swans though: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LOOM#Plot

    • That would be at Poklonnaya Hill, Pobedy Plochad 3, Moscow. There’s a large statue of an American soldier as part of a memorial to the four Allies (France, the Soviet Union, America, and Britain).

      https://goo.gl/maps/6XW3KUSPyS32

      It’s unrealistic of course. In real life, the American in the group would be the first to excitedly wave hello.

    • Monument to countries of anti-Hitler coalition – statue of soldiers of armies of USSR, USA, France, UK. Alley Partisans, July 26, 2014, Victory Park on Poklonnaya hill, Moscow, Russia

  4. I read in ER a long time ago about the US helping Russia with food and jeeps. I read that the cans of pork meat had (just three) black pepper corns. I always wondered if the three peppers were as security or was their some other reason. Anyone know about this about why it had to be three pepper corns?

  5. If you are inspired by this, and think you like the poem, I give you this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clvOFt3MCsQ You can watch it with English subtitles.

    R.I.P. Russian soldiers, and to you, Dmitri Hvorostovsky

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