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28/11/2012

The Park of Eternal Glory


The Park of Eternal Glory

The Park of Eternal Glory in Kiev is a memorial complex that is located on the steep slope of the Dnieper where you can see a spectacular view on the city. The full name of the park is The Park of Eternal Glory to the Soldiers of The World War II. In this park you can only see the monuments dedicated to those who gave up their lives while protecting theit Motherland. People come here to honor the memory of soldiers, to honor their heroic deeds. The Glory Obelisk takes the central place in the park. It was installed in 1957. At the pedestal of 26meter stella you can find a Grave of an Unknown Soldier. The Eternal Fire also reminds us about heroic deeds of our ancestors. The Flame for ceremonial opening was brought directly from the Mamaev barrow, from the field of the Stalingrad battle. In the park there is an observational terrace with a spectacular view on the Kevo-PecherskaLavra. There are many newlyweds in this park during the weekends. After having the official part at the registry office they go to the Park of Eternal Glory to lay flowers to the monument of an Unknown Soldier. Nobody knows when this tradition was born, but nobody thinks that it should stop. In the evening you can watch Kiev at night from the observation terrace. Visitorscanwitness a wonderful eye illusion – the brightlighted highway looks like a so called “road to the sky”. One of the latest monuments installed not only in the Park of Eternal Glory but in Kiev at all is the monument to the Victims of Starvation Times 1932-1933. In the center of the monument you can see a bell tower in shape of a burning candle. At the bottom the candle is circled with crosses, decorated witht the sculptures of sweeps. The monument was opened in September 2003; the sanctification of the monument took place in November 2008. The Park of Eternal Glory in Kiev is a place where you can have rest, forget about the everyday routine, forget about the problems and dive into history. 

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