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Military Glory Park and memorial "Grieving Mother" to officially open in Derbent

09 May 2015 14:27 Posted in:  SOCIETY Source :  RIA Dagestan
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Derbent, May 9, 2015. The Military Glory Park and memorial "Grieving Mother" was inaugurated in Derbent today after reconstruction carried out as part of preparing for celebration of the 2,000th anniversary of Derbent, the press service of Dagestan Head and government’s administration told RIA Dagestan.

The reconstruction of the park began in September 2014. Back then, they also decided to set up the Grieving Mother monument at the entrance of the park. The memorial represents two granite stelae, with a woman against them. Above her head are cranes symbolizing the souls of fallen soldiers. The figure was cast in bronze at a factory in St. Petersburg and brought to Derbent earlier in the week.

During the war, more than 12,000 Derbent inhabitants joined the front, 5,480 never came back. 1,600 soldiers and officers were awarded orders and medals, eight of them were entitled Heroes of the Soviet Union: Shamsullakh Aliyev, Mikhail Surmach, Aleksandr Rybnikov, Shatiel Abramov, Nikolai Kalutsky, Mugutdin Umurdinov, Vladimir Gromakovsky, Vladimir Senchenko and Full Cavalier of the Order of Glory Yacov Horolets.

May 8, at the eternal flame of the Grieving Mother memorial they will open the Watch of Memory, where the best schoolchildren and pupils of the Children’s Arts Palace will participate.

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