Monument to the soldiers – residents of the city and the region who created the North-Western section of the Moscow defence zone

The monument is an obelisk with a stepped pedestal and base and is made of red polished granite. The coat of arms of the Soviet Union is engraved on the obelisk’s obverse. The image of the coat of arms is filled with colorful gold-colored material. On the northern facade of the pedestal, the inscription is made in slotted letters: «To the soldiers – residents of the city and the region who created the north-western section of the Moscow defence zone in 1941». 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 shot and tortured in concentration camps, underground workers, as well as workers, peasants and employees who were stolen for hard labor.

Address: Moscow, Levoberezhnaya str., 12 (territory of GBOU DOSN of Moscow “Specialized children’s and youth sports school of the Olympic reserve No. 1”)