Monument to the soldiers of the Moscow Fat-processing Plant who died during the Great Patriotic War

During the Second World War, male employees of the Moscow Fat Factory went to the front. The women and children who remained at the machines were engaged in the production of hydrogen cylinders since 1941. Thanks to their efforts, airships and balloons could rise into the sky, saving the city from air raids. Of those who went to the front, 64 people did not return to the factory. Their names are immortalized on a monument installed on the territory of the plant. 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. In the specified number of total human losses (26.6 million people) include soldiers and partisans killed in battle and died of wounds and diseases, died of hunger, 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 who were stolen for hard labor.

Address: Moscow, 1st Grayvoronovsky ave., 3