Dmitry Medvedev lays a wreath at the Monument to the People's Heroes in Beijing

The Monument to the People’s Heroes is located in the central part of Tiananmen Square. The 38-metre monument was built between 1952-1958 to honour the memory of the heroes who perished in the struggle of the Chinese people in the 19th and 20th centuries. The base has eight large bas reliefs carved out of white marble depicting the revolutionary struggle of the Chinese people from the First Opium War of 1840 to the establishment of the People’s Republic of China in 1949.