Memorial complex for the victims of the Great Patriotic War
It was installed in 1985 in memory of the workers of the P.P. Shcherbakov Moscow Silk Factory (P.P. Shcherbakov Moscow Silk Mill) who died during the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945. 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 were 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, stolen for hard labor. The memorial complex to those who died in the Great Patriotic War, located at 27, Elektrozavodskaya Street, consists of a sculpture and memorial wall. The memorial wall is made of polished granite and has a dedicatory inscription: “Glory to the soldiers of the P. P. Shcherbakov Moscow Silk Factory who fell for their Homeland in the Great Patriotic War.” The sculpture is a bronze figure of a grieving woman placed on a granite pedestal.
Address: Moscow, Elektrozavodskaya str., 27