Monument to athletes-railway workers who died heroically in the battles for our Motherland in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945.
The monument was installed in honor of athletes-railway workers who died heroically 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 monument to the athletes-railway workers who died heroically in the battles for our Motherland in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 was installed in 1954, granite and gilding were used to create it. In 2004 it was reconstructed. It is a stele made of solid polished granite. In the upper part there is a memorial inscription, to the left of it there are images of a five-pointed star and a laurel branch. The following is a list of 17 dead railway athletes, indicating their sports and honorary titles. The stele is a part of the memorial complex, which includes a monument to the partisan L.A. Kulakova – a Soviet skier and alpine skier, 3-time champion of the USSR in cross-country skiing (1938: 5 km race and 3×5 km relay; 1941: 5 km race), the Honored Master of Sports of the USSR (1942). During the Great Patriotic War, she was a partisan, died in battles for her Homeland. She was posthumously awarded the Order of the Patriotic War II degree.
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