«Eternal memory of heroes»
The stele “Eternal memory of heroes” was installed in the courtyard of school No. 848 in 1970 in honor of the Timiryazev soldiers who defended Moscow in 1941, the monument is a stele of polished granite. A bronze animalistic composition is attached to the upper part. On the stele there is a commemorative inscription in slotted letters: “The Great does not die. I. Panfilov”. 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 list (26.6 million) includes soldiers and partisans killed in battle and who died of wounds and diseases, starved to death, civilians killed during bombing, artillery shelling and punitive actions, prisoners of war shot and tortured in concentration camps, underground workers, as well as workers, peasants and employees who were abducted for hard labor in concentration camps.
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