Factory workers who died in the Great Patriotic War


The monument was installed in memory of the factory workers who died in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945. It is a rectangular concrete stele with a dedicatory inscription: “Glory to the fallen soldiers” and a metal plaque bearing the names of those who were killed in the Great Patriotic War. On the stele in the upper left corner there is the Order of the Great Patriotic War. On the stepped base there is an Eternal Flame and a concrete sculpture of a woman on a pedestal holding a wreath in her lowered hands. 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.

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