Memorial sign to the participants of the Great Patriotic War
The memorial sign is dedicated to the participants of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945. It is a cannon mounted on a rectangular granite pedestal. On the front side of the pedestal there is a dedicatory inscription in slotted letters: “Let’s remember everyone by name, let’s remember our grief, it’s not necessary for the dead, it’s necessary for the living!”. 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. In the specified number of total human losses (26.6 million people) include soldiers and partisans killed in battle and died of wounds and diseases, died of hunger, 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 who were stolen for hard labor.
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