Remarkable Monument with Red Banners in a Cold Winter Day
Angle view from Prospekt Mira (Avenue of Peace) on the most remarkable decorations of the VDNKh, the monument of the Worker and Collective Farmer (Rabochiy i Kolkhoznitsa) with red banners surrounding the pavilion situated just outside the main entrance to the main exhibition center of the former Soviet Union in a cold winter day.
The monument is set on high pediment (34,5 m) depicts a young man and a girl, personifying the Soviet Union: its working class and collective farming. Together they raise the emblem of the Soviet State – a hammer and sickle. The sculpture was created by artist Vera Mukhina to crown the 37-meter-high Soviet pavilion of the World’s Fair in Paris in 1937. The weight of the 24,5-meter monument made of steel is about 80 tons. In 1939 the sculpture was established in front of VSHV, Agriculture exhibition of the Soviet Union, that later was renamed to VDNKh, All-Union Exhibition Center. It became the symbol not only of the famous exhibition but also the symbol and the ideal of the soviet epoch.
Photo #081 taken on January 20, 2017 during Moscow city tour with my dear clients, two couples from USA, John & Carol, Michael & Adela.
About Me in Short
My name's Arthur Lookyanov, I'm a private tour guide, personal driver and photographer in Moscow, Russia. I work in my business and run my website Moscow-Driver.com from 2002. Read more about me and my services, check out testimonials of my former business and travel clients from all over the World, hit me up on Twitter or other social websites. I hope that you will like my photos as well.
See you in Moscow!