The Sculptural Composition “Meeting at the Elbe” by Alexander Burganov Was Unveiled in Moscow

On April 25, 2016 in Moscow there was an unveiling ceremony for the sculptural composition commemorating the meeting of the Soviet and American troops at the Elbe River near Torgau in Germany on April 25, 1945. The author of the sculptural composition is a renowned Russian sculptor, Academician of the Russian Academy of Arts Alexander Burganov. The composition is installed in the garden of Alexander Burganov Moscow Museum (11 Sivtsev Vrazhek).

The historical meeting became an important event in the final stage of fighting of the Armed Forces of the anti-Hitler coalition in Europe. The sculptural composition symbolizes the result of the joint efforts in the victory over fascism.

The unveiling ceremony was attended by the pilot-spaceman and twice Hero of the Soviet Union Alexey Leonov; Colonel-General, Former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs A.E. Safonov; Colonel-General, First Deputy Commander of the Air Force B.F. Korolkov; Vice-President of the Russian Association of International Cooperation  G.L. Muradov; military attaches of the U.S. Embassy Generals Bruce McClintock, Kevin Ryan and Peter Zvaak, military attaches of other countries.            

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