Memorial Sign to the Residents of Tsaritsyn, Veterans of World War I, 1914-1918

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Memorial Sign to the Residents of Tsaritsyn, Veterans of World War I, 1914-1918, designed by the prominent Volgograd sculptor Sergey Shcherbakov was erected in the courtyard of the Memorial and Historical Museum to mark the centennial anniversary of the beginning of the First World War. The bronze sculpture recalls the spirit of that time and is actually an Order of Saint George's Cross, the most common award given to the Russian soldiers. The cross is covered with a laurel wreath, a soldier's coat, and a rifle. On top of the cross sits the double-headed eagle, the symbol of Russian Empire.