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Zhukov Memorial

 During the Great Patriotic War
Zhukov headed the General Staff,
then he was appointed
commander of the front, and then
became deputy Supreme
 Marshal Zhukov was the man who
developed and implemented the
plan to capture Berlin. Thanks to
Zhukov, Russian fighters were the
first to enter the city and put an
end to the most bloody war of the
20th century.
 In the period from 1948 to 1953,
Zhukov was exiled to Sverdlovsk,
where he headed the Ural Military
District. After the death of Stalin,
he was returned to Moscow, where
he was appointed first deputy, and
then Minister of Defense of the
Soviet Union.
 In 1945 Soviet Union and allied forces
defeated German fleets in a Second
World War; this was a triumphant victory
of the allied over Hitler.
 The opening of the monument was
dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the
Great Victory.
 The initiators of the creation of the
monument were veterans: they wanted
to perpetuate the memory of the famous
commander, who made a huge
contribution to the victory over the
Nazis. In 1992, Goznak Perm Factory
printed special tickets for voluntary
donations with the image of Zhukov. In
the end, they managed to collect the
necessary amount and build a
monument to Zhukov on folk money.
 Work on the project of the monument
lasted more than four years. It was
decided to immortalize the marshal on a
rearing horse with a naked saber. Zhukov
was an experienced cavalryman and
spent many years in the saddle. He also
took all the victory parades on horseback
until 1951. After that, all the parades
began to take on cars.