18 October 2012

#142 Samara, Russia | RU-1054678

Alexander Gardens (RussianАлександровский сад) was one of the first urban public parks in MoscowRussia. The park comprises three separate gardens, which stretch along all the length of the western Kremlin wall for 865 metres (2,838 ft) between the building of the Moscow Manege and the Kremlin.

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Могила Неизвестного Солдата in Russian, or Mogila Neizvestnova Soldata) is a war memorial, dedicated to the Soviet soldiers killed during World War II. It is located at the Kremlin Wall in the Alexander Garden in Moscow.

The remains of the unknown soldiers killed in the Battle of Moscow in 1941 were initially buried in a mass grave at the 41st km of the Leningrad highway at the city of Zelenograd. This was the location of the closest approach of the Nazi armies to Moscow during the war. To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the battle, in December 1966 these remains were relocated to the Kremlin Wall.

Date of Issue: October 21, 2011 - Sochi 2014 "Russian Black Sea Coast Tourism"

Thank you, Tanya (dreama) !

Received on: October 18, 2012
Travel time: 115 days
Distance: 10 261 km (6,376 miles)

It arrived to USA after I was gone, fortunately my host family forwarded it to me.

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