Monument to Battle of Stalingrad in WW II. Detail.
20th c Russian Soviet Sculpture
Yevgeny VUCHETICH (aka Yevgeny Viktorovich Vuchetich; E.V. Vuchetich)
(Yekaterinoslav (now Dnepropetrovsk), 28 December 1908 - 12 April 1974, Moscow)
This giganctic monument commemorates the heroic Russian defence against the unsuccessful German attack on Stalingrad (now Volgograd). The seige lasted from the summer of 1942 to February 2, 1943. Axis casualties are believed to have been over 800,00, with Russian loses over a million soldiers in addition to many civilian casualties.
VUCHETICH | Monument to Battle of Stalingrad in WW II. Detail. | 1964 | Russian | Soviet Monumental
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