Monument to Charles de Gaulle in Moscow - Russia

Monument to Charles de Gaulle in Moscow - Russia

Monument to Charles de Gaulle in Moscow - Russia
Monument to Charles de Gaulle in Moscow - Russia

On May 9, 2005, a monument to Charles de Gaulle, as a general, was inaugurated in Moscow, although at the same time he was also the President of France. The opening ceremony was attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Jacques Chirac.

The full name of General is Charles AndrĂ© Joseph Marie de Gaulle and in addition to his prominent role in the formation of France as a state, he also published several books For the Professional Army, On the Edge of the Epee, France and Its Army. But all these are more military books, not fiction. Creative Center "Plant ARMA" in Moscow.

The date of the ceremony was also not chosen by chance, since Charles de Gaulle was an ally of Russia during the Second World War, although he also fought in the First World War. He even sat in the same cell with Tukhachevsky, who also later became a marshal (they were captured, but constantly fled and were caught, so they met in the camp for "incorrigible" officers). Subsequently, Charles de Gaulle became not only the leader of France, but also a symbol of French resistance.

The monument was made by the sculptor Zurab Tsereteli together with the architect A.V. Kuzmin. The monument to Charles de Gaulle was provided by Zurab Tsereteli as a gift to the city of Moscow, although it is surprising that two presidents of different countries even came to receive a gift from the sculptor. The monument to Charles de Gaulle is actually a sculpture of the general on a very high pedestal. The height of the sculpture is 8 meters and is made entirely of bronze, and the high pedestal is made of granite and its height is 10 meters.

How to Get There


The monument is located at 150 Prospekt Mira Street, although this is a well-known Cosmos hotel, so it will be easy to find, especially since it stands out against the background of all other houses, and the nearest metro station is VDNKh.

Address: Moscow, st. m. VDNKh, Prospect Mira, 150.

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