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The Victor (Pobednik on Serbian) is a monument in the Kalemegdan Fortress in Belgrade, erected after World War I to commemorate the first Allied victory of the war, the defeat of the Austro-Hungarian Empire by the Kingdom of Serbia in the Battle of Cer. It is one of the most famous works of the Yugoslav sculptor, Ivan Meštrović.
The Victor is holding a dove of peace on one hand and a sword of war in the other hand. He's looking forward, to the West, across the confluence of the Sava and the Danube, and over the vast Pannonian plain, towards the very distant Fruška Gora mountain.
The Victor is probably the most powerful, most popular visual symbol of Belgrade.

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