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Original Slavic Lands: Celebrating the Capture of K

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Original Slavic Lands: Celebrating the Capture of K

09.04.2008

The first Soviet monument in Kaliningrad, apart from the obelisks marking mass graves, was not the monument to Stalin (1953) or the monument to Lenin that replaced it in 1958. It was a bust of General Alexander Suvorov erected in 1946 at the site of the demolished castle of the Masters of the Teutonic Order. The memory of Alexander Suvorov was very popular in the late Stalin years. However, for the population of Kaliningrad, the newly acquired part of the Soviet state, the famous military leader was not only a symbol of the triumphant traditions of Russian arms. After the Seven Years War, K

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