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Memorial details

Memorial type
Other structure
District
Southwark
Town
Southwark
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 9 May 1999
    Attended by: RT HON GEORGE ROBERTSON MP, HIS EXCELLENCY YURI FOKINE
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
18001

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Current location

To the west of the Imperial War Museum
i.e. between the Museum and Kennington Road
Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park
Lambeth Road
Southwark
Southwark
Greater London
SE1 6HZ
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 31320 79136
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Bronze structure comprising functioning bell held aloft by a bowed figure. Bell and figure set on raised stone step. Bell structure stands at one end of paved area. At opposite end of paved area is a flat marble tablet with gilt lettering in English and Russian. Foliated design around bell.
Inscription
ВЕЧНАЯ ВАМ ПАМЯТЬ/ THIS MEMORIAL COMMEMORATES/ THE 27 MILLION SOVIET CITIZENS &/ SERVICE MEN & WOMEN WHO DIED/ FOR THE ALLIED VICTORY IN WWII Set at a right angle to the above inscription and in smaller letters: THIS MEMORIAL WAS RAISED/ BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION IN/ GREAT BRITAIN AND RUSSIA/ ЭТОТ ПАМЯТНИК ПОСТРОЕН НА/ ЧАСТНЫЕ ПОЖЕРТОВАНИЯ В/ РОССИИ И ВЕЛИКО БРИТАНИИ In alignment with the first part of the dedication and in lettering of the same size: WE SHALL REMEMBER THEM
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Sculpture
    Measurements: depth 490mm, height C 3000mm, width 680mm
    Materials: Undefined
  • Tablet
    Measurements: height 1485mm, width 1485mm
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
Condition
History
1997: A competition is held in Russia for designs to be submitted for the memorial. 9 May 1997: Inaugural meeting to set up the Soviet Memorial Trust Fund, a fundraising body to seek donations in Britain and Russia. Five countries of the former Soviet Union were represented and the Mayors of Southwark, Lewisham and Lambeth.
Costs

Site: Free
Comments: Funds were raised jointly by Britain and Russia through the Soviet Memorial Trust Fund. The land was given by Southwark Council.
Memorial: £65,000

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
SOUTHWARK COUNCIL & SOVIET MEMORIAL TRUST FUND
Reference

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