- Zhukov, Georgy
(1896-1974) was the most prominent Soviet military commander of the Great Patriotic War, as World War II is known in Russia. He directed the defense of Moscow and Stalingrad and was instrumental in lifting the siege of Leningrad in 1944. He then led the soviet assault on Germany culminating in the capture of Berlin in 1945. General Dwight Eisenhower was a great admirer of Zhukov, and the two toured the Soviet Union together in the immediate aftermath of the victory over Germany.
- Klykov, Vyacheslav
(1939 – 2006) was a Russian sculptor who specialized in public monuments to key figures of national history and culture.
An impressive equestrian statue showing Zhukov on horseback, as he appeared at the 1945 victory parade in Manezhnaya Square in Moscow, was placed there in 1995 to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the end of World War II.