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Followed by a stop-off at the Soviet War Memorial. This monument was built in 1945 to commemorate the 17,000 Soviet soldiers who died in the Battle for Vienna during World War II.

Also called the Heroes' Monument of the Red Army, the inscription, in Russian, reads "Monument to the soldiers of the Soviet Army, which for the liberation of Austria from fascism have fallen...."

This is interesting: "Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the memorial in 2007 to lay flowers and specifically give thanks to Austria for not demolishing it."
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