Memorial to employees of the Vimpel plant

The memorial is dedicated to the employees of the Vympel plant who participated in the fighting during the Great Patriotic War. 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 man”) at the 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 dedicated to the workers of the Vympel plant who died during the Great Patriotic War consists of a marble stele and a technical structure — a cannon, which are installed on a concrete platform. The stele is decorated with the image of the Order of the Patriotic War and the Guards ribbon. A memorial plaque with a list of the names of the deceased factory workers and a dedicatory inscription is fixed on the stele: “Eternal glory to the factory workers who died in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945.”

Address: Moscow, Velyaminovskaya str., 34