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Monument "Sailor with a grenade" description and photos - Russia - South: Novorossiysk. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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The "Sailor with a grenade" monument, located in Novorossiysk on Lenin Avenue, is one of the city's attractions. The site for the installation of this monument was not chosen by chance, it was here in March 1943 that the first line of defense passed. The grand opening of the Sailor with a Grenade Monument took place on September 16, 1972 and was timed to coincide with the 29th anniversary of the liberation of Novorossiysk from Nazi troops.
Officially, the monument bears another name "Sailor-paratrooper". The height of the monument, made of white stone, is three meters, and the width is four meters. The monument is a high pedestal, which depicts a sailor tightly gripping a combat grenade in his hands.
The sculptors Nikolai Ivanovich Nikitin and Nikolai Kirillovich Bozhenenko are the authors of the Sailor with a Pomegranate monument. Both of them were compatriots from Novorossiysk and fought at the front, so there is no doubt that this monument was made very carefully.
On the back of the stone from which the monument "Sailor with a grenade" is made, you can see a map , which displays all defense lines, as well as a list of units and units that bravely fought and defended the city of Novorossiysk from the Nazi troops.
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