Memorial to Soviet, US and British pilots unveiled in Arkhangelsk
A memorial honoring cooperation between Soviet, British and US military pilots during the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 has been unveiled on Kego Island in Arkhangelsk, TASS reports.
This is part of events marking the 75th anniversary of the arrival of the legendary Dervish Arctic convoy at the local seaport, a source in the city administration said.
"This memorial brings together three countries: Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States," said Vadim Medvedkov, Chairman of the Pomor Federation of the Arkhangelsk Region, who initiated the memorial project. "Despite the current political tensions, we acted together during the Great Patriotic War and worked towards a shared goal," he added.
The memorial features a two-section stone and reinforced concrete structure. The first section is a black stone slab with the inscription "Live and Remember" and an account of the Allied Dervish convoy's arrival in Arkhangelsk. The second section is a reinforced concrete composition with two superimposed red, white and navy blue Allied air force insignia: Soviet, British and US.