Memorial to the Heroic Defenders of Sevastopol, Ukraine

This memorial wall commemorates the defenders of Sevastopol during the siege by the German 11th Army, which lasted from October 1941 to July 1942.

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The main memorial wall was built by the architect I.E. Fialko and sculptor V.V. Yakovlevopened in 1967. The figure is deflecting three bayonets, representing the three separate German assaults on the city. The red marble plaques at the base of the monument list the Red Army and Black Sea Fleet units that participated in the defence. To the right of these, the names of 54 individuals who were awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union are also inscribed.

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The 55th anniversary of the liberation of Sevastopol was marked  by the lighting of an eternal flame was lit at the base of the memorial on May 6, 1999. In 2005, the Alley of Hero-Cities was opened to the left of the main memorial. This features 13 stones, each displaying the gold star medal that represents the award and the name of one of the 13 Hero Cities (Sevastopol, Leningrad, Stalingrad, Kiev, Odessa, Moscow, Brest Fortress, Kerch, Novorossiysk, Minsk, Tula, Murmansk and Smolensk).

Picture 061Picture 062The memorial stands on Nakhimov Square (Площадь Нахимова) in the heart of the city, just a few minutes’ walk from the Museum of the Black Sea Fleet.

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