Memorial to the died soldiers
The memorial is located at Nizhegorodskaya St. between houses 73 and 83a on a complex-shaped site surrounded by a perimeter curb and paved with artificial stone tiles. The central element is an obelisk with a finial in the form of the Order of the Great Patriotic War, mounted on a three-stage stylobate, made in the form of a five-pointed star. The obelisk is lined with red-brown granite. Behind the obelisk is a semicircle colonnade of 11 smooth tetrahedral columns of grey marble on a pedestal. Repair work at the facility was carried out in 2015. The most severe consequences of the Great Patriotic War for the Soviet Union are its human losses – military personnel and civilians, amounting to 26.6 million people. This figure was obtained as a result of extensive statistical research by demographers and the subsequent work (in the late 80s of the XX century) of the state commission for the clarification of human losses. It was published in a rounded form (“almost 27 million people”) at a solemn meeting of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR on May 8, 1990, dedicated to the 45th anniversary of the Victory of the Soviet Union in the Great Patriotic War. The specified number of total human losses (26.6 million people) includes soldiers and partisans killed in battle and died of wounds and diseases, starved to death, civilians killed during bombing, artillery shelling and punitive actions, prisoners of war and underground workers shot and tortured in concentration camps, as well as workers, peasants and employees, stolen for hard labor.
Address: Moscow, Nizhegorodskaya str., 73