In the Novgorod region on Saturday, June 27, inaugurated a monument to the soldiers of the Volkhov front, who fought with the Nazis in these places during the great Patriotic war.
the memorial was established at the highway M-11 Moscow — Saint Petersburg in the so-called Valley of Death, where in 1942 near the village of Meat Bor fierce fighting. They killed about 50 thousand people, more than 30 thousand were captured, and survived only 13-15 thousand.
the opening ceremony was attended by the head of the Ministry of transport Yevgeny Ditrikh, the special representative of the RF President on the issues of environmental activities, environment and transport Sergey Ivanov and the assistant to the President Igor Levitin.
“in Addition to material things, on this road there are places of spiritual attraction, such as this wonderful monument. It shows that we are able to honor the memory of our ancestors”, — said at the ceremony Dietrich, quoted by TASS.
On the facade of the high relief of the monument with a height of 3.2 meters with a 6-foot pedestal shows a fragment of the battle. In the composition of the memorial is also the Shrine of the Mother of God icon “the Sign” and the Holy Prince Alexander Nevsky.