MEMORIAL “Defenders of the Soviet Arctic DURING THE GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR” ( “Alyosha”)г. Мурманск, Зеленый Мыс
The opening of the memorial was dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi troops in the Arctic. At 11 o’clock began the procession of thousands of columns. Ahead of two armored personnel carriers moved. In the brain trailer – gun carriage that has the urn with the remains of the Unknown Soldier and two capsules. In one – the sea water from the place of the heroic death of “fog” of the legendary ship, the other – watered with the blood of the defenders of the land of the Valley of Glory and from the area of fighting at the turn of Werman.
Architect: Pokrovsky I.A.
Sculptor: Brodsky I.D.
The main memorial is in the figure of a soldier in a cape, with a gun over his shoulder. Looking warrior is directed to the west, in the direction of the Valley of Glory, where, during World War II were the most fierce battles on the outskirts of Murmansk.
The height of the pedestal of the monument – 7 meters. The height of the monument is 35.5 meters and the weight of the hollow inside of the sculpture – more than 5 thousand tons. Statue of “Alyosha” inferior to the height of a statue in Volgograd, “The Motherland” in Russia.
Before the monument is located the podium “Eternal Flame”, which was made of natural stone black blocks. Just above, near the soldier figure – sloping trihedral pyramid. According to the authors of this – the battle flag, at half-mast in sign of mourning for the fallen soldiers. Next to it there is a stele of polished granite with an inscription: “Defenders of the Arctic – the soldiers of the 14th Army, the 19th yarmii, Red Banner Northern Fleet, the 7th Air Army, border detachments number 82, 100, guerrilla units” Soviet Murman “,” Arctic Bolshevik “,” Polar explorer “,” Stalinets “,” Bolshevik “. Thank defended this land! ”
A little away from the monument are two anti-aircraft guns. During the fighting on top of this there were anti-aircraft battery, covering the air Murmansk.
At the foot of the monument are two walled capsule. One with sea water from the place of the heroic death of “fog” of the legendary ship, the other – to the land of the Valley of Glory and from the area of fighting at the turn of Woermann. The wide central staircase leads to the rostrum for honored guests present during the official ceremonies. Completes complex opened in 2004. The mall commemorative plates hero cities.
Murmansk, Zeleniy Cape