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Poklonnaya Hill

Victory Park, Poklonnaya Hill, Moscow © Guenni88
Victory Park, Poklonnaya Hill, Moscow © Guenni88

Poklonnaya, literally meaning 'bow down', lies in the west part of Moscow and was historically a spot for Western visitors to the city to pay homage before entering. Today it is a beacon to Russia's military strength, having withstood invasions by both Napoleon and Hitler. Atop the hill is Victory Park which provides a scenic walk and contains a memorial Mosque and Synagogue for victims of the war, and an open air museum dedicated to the victory over Napoleon. There are many tanks and other wartime vehicles on display in Victory Park, along with several impressive monuments and statues. History buffs will love exploring the many attractions of Poklonnaya Hill and Victory Park, and even those not interested in military history will enjoy the art and the views.

Address: 3 Pobeda Square

Website: www.poklonnaya-gora.ru/en