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Stella "City of Military Glory" (Tver)

 Stella 'City of Military Glory' (Tver)

 

 

 

Location: Moskovskaya Square

 

 

 

 

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Description of the Stella "City of Military Glory"

Stella "City of Military Glory" was built in October- December 2011 to commemorate federal award of the honorary title of "City of Military Glory". It marked bravery residents of Tver showed during various battles in Russian history. Granite Doric column is headed by two- headed eagle, coat of arms of Russia. It measures 11 meters in height and diameter of 0.85 meters. Pylons are placed in corners of Mosckovskaya Square marking battles that were marked by the federal award. This includes battle of Bortenevo in 1317 when residents of Tver under leadership of Prince Michael of Tver defeated Mongol invaders for the first time. Other notable military achievements include liberation of Tver from Polish- Lithuanian invaders in the early 17th century, Patriotic War of 1812 against Napoleon Bonaparte and his coalition and finally liberation of Kalinin (former Soviet name for Tver) from Nazi troops. The opening ceremony was held on December 16th, 2011, the day when last Nazi troops left the city in 1941.

 

 

 

 

 


 

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