Memorial Plaque in Memory of the Exploits of Fighters of the 60th Infantry Militia Division 1941-1945
The 1st Moscow Rifle Division of the People’s Militia of the Leninskiy district was formed from July 3-6, 1941. The Commander were Major General N.N. Pronin (July 2, 1941 – July 17, 1941), Major General L.I. Kotelnikov (July 18, 1941 – August 15, 1941), military commissar – S.I. Belov. The honorary name of the 1st Division of the People’s Militia of the Leninskiy district of Moscow is the Sevsko-Warsaw Krasnoznamennaya of the Order of Suvorov. The division was formed in the Leninskiy district of Moscow from volunteers between the ages of 17 and 55, who were not subject to conscription and were not employed in the defense industry. In the first two days, 12 thousand people joined the militia. Volunteers from the largest enterprises of the district joined the division: machine-tool factory «Red Proletarian» and machine-tool factory named after Sergo Ordzhonikidze, The 2nd ball bearing plant, carburetor plant, ENIMS plant, HPP № 2, the Elevator and Glavpoligrafmash plants, the 1st taxi fleet, the People’s Commissariat of Color, the People’s Commissariat of Motor Transport, the Red October confectionery factory and others. Teachers and researchers of institutes: Mining, Steel and Alloys, Petroleum, Textile and a number of institutes of the USSR Academy of Sciences. In the future, it was also replenished with volunteers from residents of the Sokolniki district of Moscow and Orekhovo-Zuevskiy and Leninskiy districts of the Moscow region. A memorial plaque has been erected in memory of the formation of the 1st Moscow Rifle Division of the People’s Militia of the Leninskiy district of Moscow.
Address: Moscow, Paustovsky str., 6, bldg. 2