Wednesday, July 8, 2015
St. Petersburg, Russia: Triumphal Gate
Not too many people remember the Russians' big win over Turkey in the 1828-29 war. The winners decided to celebrate with this structure, which was completed almost 10 years later.
Stalin wanted to move it all to Moscow, but World War II got in the way. The structure was dismantled and used as a barrier to prevent Nazi tanks from coming into the city from the South. The gate was put back together around 1960.
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