About the monument to Charles de Gaulle created by Z.Tsereteli

The President of France Jacques Chiraque in his personal message expressed his high appreciation and gratitude to the President of the Russian Academy of Arts Zurab Tsereteli for the creation of grand monument to General Charles de Gaulle in Moscow unveiled on May 9.

The monument in front of the Kosmos Hotel is the focus of public interest. In support of this fact the ceremony in honour of the 65th anniversary of general Charles de Gaulle’s proclamation from June 18, 1940 is to be carried out. This proclamation symbolized the beginning of the Resistance movement. Later the movement owing to self-sacrificing struggle of the Russian soldiers and the army of Anti-Hitlerian coalition led to the liberation of France from fascist invaders in the years of the Great Patriotic War.

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