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Russians' Memorial on Schwarzenplaz, sandwiched between Palais Schwarzenberg (of the family of Bohemian nobleman) and geyser-kind fontain was built in 1945 to commemorate 17,000 soviet soldiers that died in the course of the Battle for Vienna (WWII).
The original church on the site was built in the 1890s. It was badly damaged in a bombing raid in 1943. The present building, which consists of a church with an attached foyer and a separate belfry with an attached chapel, was built between 1959 and 1963. The damaged spire of the old church has been retained and its ground floor has been made into a memorial hall.