Press Service of the Office of the Prime Minister of Israel announced the end of international competition for the design of state of the monument in honor of the victory Red Army over Nazi Germany and after hundreds of thousands of Jews who fought in the ranks Red Army. As previously reported, this monument to be erected on the coast of the town of Netanya.
"The design of the monument embodies the history of the Jewish people since ancient times and until the liberation of the Jews who survived the time Holocaust concentration camp. The competition is defeated three outstanding Russian master: Salavat Shcherbakov, Misha Naroditskii and Basil Perfil'ev. Monument designed as a way of beginning a dark maze, in which there are intersections that indicate major tragic moments in the history of the Jewish people from the final out of Egypt, before the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem and before the Holocaust. At the end of the maze — access to a bright, open space with views of the sea, in the center of which is flying up to the sky white wings of a dove — a sign of peace and goodwill, "- said in a press release.
The Office of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave the media file that shows how it will look this monument.
For the first time its intention to deliver monument in honor of the victory of the Red Army over Nazi Germany Benjamin Netanyahu announced in February 2010, during a meeting with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, held in Moscow. He invited Putin to visit Israel and to take part in the laying of the monument. It is clear that the other day meeting with Putin (after talks with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev) thought the installation of the monument itself open a discussion with Netanyahu Russian senator, chairman WCRJ Boris Spiegel.
During Netanyahu's visit to Moscow, which took place in the year of the 65th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany, the statement of the Israeli prime minister's intention to erect a monument in Israel, Russian warriors suddenly sounded. Commenting on the decision in an interview NEWSru.co.il, coalition chairman Zeev Elkin said to us: "The support of this initiative allows us to show awareness of the role of Israel's large Russian army in the victory over fascism and the salvation of the Jews of Eastern Europe.'s No secret that many Israelis, including policy still believe that the Americans won the war … I think Netanyahu again showed that he is able to rapidly adopt new ideas, and made a statement about the imminent opening of the monument to Russian soldier-liberator, which, incidentally, was a complete surprise for the coming of his entourage. The usefulness of such initiatives yavna. "
Determination of the place where it will be built monument, it took some time. In time visit to Moscow, said the ability of the monument in Jerusalem, but even then surrounded Netanyahu noted that such an option is more problematic. In the end, it was decided to establish a monument in Netanya.
In October last year Netanyahu declared a special commission to evaluate the project design of the monument, which includes representatives of the governments of Israel and Russia. The Israeli side was represented by Secretary to the Government, Director General of the Prime Minister, the managing staff of the State Outreach, the mayor of the town of Netanya, two members of the Committee on higher education, the chairman of the Basic Fund ("Keren Hayesod"), deputy director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. On the Russian side — salting of the Russian Federation in Israel and the representative of the Ministry of Culture.
Construction of the monument is funded by the Foundation of the main contributions of Jews all over the world. "Keren Hayesod" sign-Jewish communities in the world, including the Jews of, so making the construction of the monument in tribute to the heroes of the Red Army not only on behalf of Israel, and of world Jewry.