Monument to “Muscovites defenders of the Fatherland”
Memorial sign “To Muscovites – defenders of the Fatherland” was installed in Moscow on June 22, 1997, the memorial sign is an artillery piece mounted on a pedestal. The inscription on the dedicatory plaque says “To Muscovites — defenders of the Fatherland.” 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 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.
Address: Moscow, Tashkent str., 29/179