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Triumphal Arch

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Triumphal Arch

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Kutuzovskiy Prospekt near Poklonnaya Gora, Moscow Russia
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Takarasina wrote a review Jan 2021
359 contributions64 helpful votes
We were here in January, during New Year's festivities. It was rather warm, practically no snow around, more like winter somewhere in France than in Russia. It's curious that a "predecessor" of this arch in Paris mentions battle at Borodino - a decisive clash of that 1812 war - as victory of the French while Russians claim it were them who took the upper hand. Well, strictly speaking, the former is right: Napoleon captured Moscow - his major goal and prize - several days later. Its inhabitants, however, preferred to arson it and turned the city into ashes which radically changed the course of the war and ultimately made the French emperor retreat from this "wrong" country. Yes, this Triumphal arch is not authentic. So what? Russians still revere those events as sacred. They call that war "Patriotic" and don't give a damn about what others think of it. In the end of the day, it was their army which - together with its allies - entered Paris in 1814, didn't it? Recommended.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Olga wrote a review Feb 2020
Moscow, Russia2,596 contributions367 helpful votes
You cannot miss this Arch when visiting the Victory park/museum or the Borodinskaya Panorama. It is situated in the middle of Kutuzovskiy prospect between two exits from metro station Park Pobedy. The visit is free. You can stop by the Arch any day of the year or time of the day but it is especially beautiful during Christmas time and after sunset.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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drogilmour wrote a review Dec 2019
Guatemala City, Guatemala2,701 contributions438 helpful votes
What better monument than one resembling the Arc du Triomphe who’s army suffered the losses of 9 out of every 10 men. I wonder what the costs would amount to, if France had been obliged to pay for reparations. Napoleon’s defeat after the fires of Moscow as a defense tactic and him stationed with his army over a month in the burned city made up for a stage for his losses. One feels minimal upon walking towards the arch, but it is not in any way as large as Paris’. Right now there is a huge Father Frost on one side and a sleigh on the other. Wort looking at the gigantic Christmas ornament with changing light patterns across the street.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Herry W wrote a review Jun 2019
148 contributions38 helpful votes
This gate of victory is the same such as the one in Paris - arc de triomphe and in India - Gate of India.. Moscow has it, to celebrate the victory over Napoleon...this iconic gate is easily to find, when you exit the metro of Park Pobedy...it is in the center of big road and along the gate, many beautiful colorful mini garden to garnish the area... This building has 6 horses on the top of the gate and around the pillars there are many herpes...
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Date of experience: June 2019
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ginsengNewYork wrote a review Feb 2019
new york924 contributions371 helpful votes
This triumphal arch is located in the center of Kutuzov avenue, a highly symbolic location! Indeed, Napoleon, after invading Moscow with a gigantic army of more than 600 000 soldiers, waited near this very location, for the tsar to surrender. He waited in vain, while Moscow, abandonned by the tsar and all its inhabitants, burnt almost to the ground (the tsar had chosen to destroy his sacred city, rather than surrender, making the French' stay in Moscow unbearable) Napoleon had grossly underestimated his opponent, his intelligence and his resilience, as will Hitler! When he realized that the tsar and Kutuzov, the general in chief of the Russian army, would avoid deadly battles, refuse any peace negociations, and practice scorched-earth tactics resulting in towns and crops being destroyed, leaving no food for his army, Napoleon had no other choice but turn around and face a very harsh winter which killed most of his soldiers! (1/10th of them made it back to France) This arch is voluntarily similar to the Carrousel triumphal arch in Paris (commemorating the victories of Napoleon). It is easily reachable by subway ( Pobedy Park station )
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Date of experience: December 2018
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