in memory of those who died during the Great Patriotic War

The obelisk installed on the territory of Savelovsky Park can be attributed to typical memorial monuments dedicated to the war. On the obelisk there is an inscription made in mortise letters: “Eternal memory of the died in battle for the Motherland. 1941-1945». Above the inscription there is the Order of the Great Patriotic War. A stele dedicated to the died during the Great Patriotic War is located in Savelovsky Park. 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 who were abducted for hard labor in concentration camps.

Address: Moscow, Petrovsko-Razumovsky ave., 29 (territory of Savelovsky Park)