People's Friendship Arch was dedicated to the unification of Russia and Ukraine and was constructed in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. The arch was opened together with the All-Union Lenin Museum (today, Ukrainian House) on November 7, 1982 to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the USSR and the celebration of the 1500th Anniversary of the Kiev city.
The Friendship Arch was constructed in 1982 by sculptor A. Skoblikov and the architect I. Ivanov among others. The monument consists of three sculptural elements: a huge, 50 m in diameter, rainbow-shaped arch, made of titanium, a bronze statue depicting a Russian and Ukrainian workers holding up the Soviet Order of Friendship of Peoples and granite stele depicting the participants of the Pereyaslav Council of 1654. There is a viewing deck where most of the east bank can be viewed, Troieschyna and towards the north of the city, Podil and Obolon.