Memorial to the workers of the Kuskovsky Chemical Plant who died during the Great Patriotic War

The memorial is dedicated to the memory of the workers of the Kuskovsky Chemical Plant who died 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. It was installed in 1968 with funds collected by the plant’s staff. On a two-stage pedestal there are three equal-sized rectangular steles lined with granite slabs. Dedicatory inscriptions and the names of the deceased factory workers are made on the steles in slotted letters. A total of 105 names are stamped on the stele. In 1941 most of the production facilities of the Kuskovsky Chemical Plant, as well as other Moscow plants, together with equipment and accompanied by leading specialists and workers, were evacuated to Novosibirsk and there gave birth to a new plant – the Novosibirsk Plastics Plant (now JSC Himplast).

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