Memorial to the Great Patriotic War
Location: Daugavpils, Latvia
Sculptor: Indulis Folkmaņis
Alternative name: Monument to the Liberators of the City/World War II Memorial
Genre: War memorial, Soviet memorial, former USSR
Erected in the centre of the city’s (former) Glory Square, the 14-metre tall obelisk represents a bayonet encircled by ringed bas relief featuring the faces of Soviet soldiers. The obelisk was made from stainless steel sheets, whereas the bas relief, which was added in 1970, was created from copper. The memorial was inaugurated in 1969 to mark the 25th anniversary of the liberation of Daugavpils from the Germans during World War II.
Indulis Folkmaņis, the Latvian sculptor responsible for the memorial, also designed the Monument to the Latvian Red Riflemen on the outskirts of Daugavpils.
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