Moscow, Russian Federation
May 21, 2017
Considered as one of the most picturesque places in Moscow, the Poklonnaya Gora, which literally translates to ‘bow-down hill’ (but metaphorically described as ‘Worshipful Submission Hill’), is one of the highest spots in Moscow. This memorial complex covers a territory of 135 hectares that includes the Central Museum of the Great Patriotic War, the Victory Monument, the Church of the Great Martyr, and the Memorial Mosque, among others.
This is the hill where Napoleon was said to have waited in vain to be given the keys to the city in 1812.
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