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Victory Monument description and photos - Russia - Volga region: Penza. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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One of the main regional monuments dedicated to labor and military exploits in the Great Patriotic War, in the city of Penza, is the Victory Monument. The memorial, erected on May 9, 1975, in a new microdistrict, which later became the central district of the city, has a height of 5.6 meters and is now part of the architectural composition of Victory Square. The authors of the monument are: the St. Petersburg sculptor who participated in the creation of the monument to the "First Settler", VG Kozenyuk, GD Yastrebenetsky, N.O. Teplov and the architect VA Sokhin.
The monument to labor and military Glory is presented in the form of a bronze figure of a woman with a child on her left shoulder and a warrior-defender, holding a rifle with one hand, and protecting his mother with the other. The sculptural composition stands on pedestals of different heights, the highest point of which is a gilded branch in the hands of a child. The monument is located in the very center of five granite flights of stairs, shaped like a five-pointed star, which is continued by five streets: Lunacharsky, Lenin, Karpinsky, Kommunisticheskaya and Pobedy Avenue. In a niche of one of the walls of the ramp there is a unique Book of Memory of 114 thousand compatriots who died during the Great Patriotic War, whose names were known at the time of the opening of the monument. The Eternal Flame is burning near the monument, lit in Moscow at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and delivered in an army armored car to Penza.
The Victory Monument, opened on the thirtieth anniversary of the Great Victory in Penza, and today serves as a place of honor guard on May 9, February 23 and on the day of memory and sorrow - June 22.
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