It was unveiled in 1961 as the yet another reminder of the overthrowing of the autocracy in Russia and of the power of the Soviet Union. This monument is the biggest one in Vladivostok.
The strict classical forms and accurate lines inadvertently draw the attention to itself. The monument is based on the triangle in the center of which 30-meter high sculpture of the Red Army trumpeter proclaiming the victory of the Revolution of 1917 is located. Two sculptural groups from each side of it interpret the idea of the composition. The right group (or the eastern) announces the defeat of the Russian Empire and consists of sculptures of the Baltic seamen, the worker, and the soldier at the feet of which two-headed eagle lies. The left (or western) sculptural group depicts brave partisans who liberated Vladivostok from Japanese invaders.All sculptures are cast in the bronze, the pedestal is in the granite, and the platform in front of the pedestal is made from the marble. During the perestroika, the foundation of the monument was damaged and fastened with the steel hoops in order to solve this problem. In the meantime, the monument was painted in the unsightly black colour that spoiled the good looks of the bronze. Later, this colour was washed off and protecting matt paint was applied for the monument′s surface. The skateboarders have their training near the monument′s marble foundation.
|Address:||Central Square, Vladivostok, Primorsky Territory|