Tribute paid to ‘War Horses’ monument in Moscow

2021-05-14 14:28:24

Ulaanbaatar/MONTSAME/. On the occasion of the 76th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mongolia to the Russian Federation D. Davaa and Chief of the National Emergency Management Agency, Major-General G. Ariunbuyan, who is currently on a working visit to Russia, and the Mongolian Embassy staff paid tribute, placing flowers at Monument ‘War Horses’ on Poklannaya Hill, Moscow.  

Jointly created by Mongolian sculptor A.Ochirbold and Russian architects V.V. Perfiliev and A.K. Tikhonov, the Monument was gifted by the people of Mongolia on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War and honorably unveiled in the Victory Park, Poklannaya Hill by an order of the Mayor of Moscow.

The monument with two horses dragging an artillery gun symbolizes Mongolia’s invaluable aid during the war.  An inscription on the monument reads: "From the first days of the Great Patriotic War, the people of Mongolia was a loyal ally of the Soviet people and contributed to the Great Victory, sending tank convoys, air squadrons, half a million horses and other gifts."