Monument to the factory workers who died in the battles for the Motherland in 1941-1945
The monument is dedicated to the feat of the factory workers who defended their homeland during the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945. It is installed in the central part of a two-stage rectangular platform lined with polished granite slabs. The granite pedestal consists of two cubic volumes. In the upper part of the pedestal, the names of the deceased workers are written in slotted letters. On the obelisk there is an inscription: “Eternal glory to the heroes – employees of the VIM who died during the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945.” On the pedestal there is an obelisk made of gray granite with a metal five-pointed star. 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. 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 and underground workers shot and tortured in concentration camps, as well as workers, peasants and employees, stolen for hard labor.
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