Monument to the participants of the Great Patriotic War
The monument is dedicated to the memory of the participants of the Great Patriotic War who died during the battles for the Motherland. 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 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 participants of the Great Patriotic War is an aluminum stele placed on a base of concrete and aluminum. In the middle part of the stele there is a memorial plaque, on which the dedicatory inscription “They gave their lives for the happiness of the Motherland” is executed in brass letters and the names of the victims are engraved below. To the left of the plaque is a bas-relief depicting a stylized image of a warrior, below which are the dates of the Great Patriotic War cast in metal: “1941-1945”.
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