Obelisk to students of school No. 440 who died during the Great Patriotic War
An obelisk in memory of the students of school No. 440, who died during the Great Patriotic War, is installed on the territory of “School of Health” No. 440. 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 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 obelisk for students of school No. 440 who died during the Great Patriotic War is crowned with a metal star and installed on a base lined with ceramic tiles. Dedicatory inscription: “Eternal memory to the graduates of school No. 440 who died during the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 for freedom and independence of our Motherland.” The obelisk was installed at the suggestion and active participation of Galina Gordasevich, the Chairman of the Medical commission of the Council of Veterans of the Yuzhnoye Medvedkovo district, who at that time worked as a teacher at school No. 440.
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