3-D display of 1945 battle for Berlin opens in Russia

March 10, 2015 11:16 PM

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A huge three-dimensional art installation representing the storming of Berlin by the Soviet army in the closing days of World War II opened Tuesday in Russia's second-largest city.

The work includes a replica of a high wall fragment and columns of the Reichstag, surrounded by rubble, life-size figures of Soviet soldiers and historic weapons. In Russia, the seizure of the Reichstag has been widely seen as a symbolic redemption for the enormous suffering and losses in the war.

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