In honor of the 75th Victory anniversary, a commemorative memorial dedicated to the Soviet people’s act of bravery will appear in Petrozavodsk

In the Year of Commemoration and Glory and at the initiative of the State Commission for the preparation for the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Karelia, headed by the Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Nikolai Patrushev, a monumental composition will appear in Petrozavodsk representing a woman-mother with children holding the portraits of their relatives, the Great Patriotic War veterans.

The sculpture embodies the memory of the difficult wartime fate of women-mothers and our entire nation. The sculptural composition will be installed on a stone with the description of the monument elements near the reconstructed Orthodox Church of St. Prophet Elijah.

The author of the monument is Salavat Shcherbakov, People's Artist of the Russian Federation, member of the Russian Academy of Arts and the Union of Artists of Russia. More than 200 monumental works were created in Moscow, various regions of Russia and in foreign countries under his guidance and with his direct participation.

The implementation of this and other projects in the framework of military and patriotic education and preserving the memory of the heroic deed of the people in the Great Patriotic War lie within the scope of work of the single-industry towns development working group of the State Commission for preparation for the 100th anniversary of Karelia. The working group is headed by the Deputy Secretary of the Security Council of Russia Rashid Nurgaliev.

A number of socially significant projects in Karelia, including those aimed at improving the efficiency of population’s patriotic education, have already been implemented earlier.

With the assistance of the single-industry towns development working group of the State Commission, a military memory territory was formed in the center of Petrozavodsk near the Black Tulip memorial complex. The obelisk to the local conflicts participants and the Solovetsky memorial cross, the memorial portrait sculptures of the commander of the USSR Airborne Forces, the Hero of the Soviet Union V. Margelov, the Hero of Russia A. Kalinin, and the monument to the airborne combat vehicle were produced and installed. At the Ramentsy station of the Oktyabrskaya Railway, in the territory of the Popovporozhsky rural settlement of the Segezha district of the Republic of Karelia, a war memorial was created at the site of the common grave of the Kirov Railway defenders, who died during the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945.

In Belomorsk, near the Karelian Front headquarters building and the newly established museum, the Bronze Soldier memorial was erected covered by extrabudgetary funds.

At the request of the veterans of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, assistance was provided for installation of the busts of the prominent military leaders and commanders (Peter I, Alexander Nevsky, Suvorov A.V., Kutuzov M.I., Skobelev M.D., Zhukov G.K., Vasilevsky A.M., Rokossovsky K.K.) in the territory of Petrozavodsk Presidential Cadet School within the framework of the All-Russian project "The Alleys of Russian Glory".

Funded from extrabudgetary resources, the monument to the Defender of the Fatherland was built and erected in Petrozavodsk, and the monument dedicated to the feat of the military hospitals medical workers of the Great Patriotic War was built and installed in Segezha.