Kyrgystan, Bishkek: Memorial complex to victims of Leningrad siege
The memorial complex is dedicated to victims of the Leningrad siege and Kyrgyzstanis who received children from Leningrad.
The opening ceremony was attended by the President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambaev. Wreaths were laid to the memorial.
“Dear compatriots, Kyrgyzstaniz, citizens, today we witness a landmark event – the unveiling of the monument to survivors of the siege. This is a unique memorial, at the same time this is the thankfulness of survivors of the siege to the people of Kyrgyzstan for children, who were evacuated to Kyrgyzstan during the Great Patriotic War“, the President said.
Atambaev added that there are figures that should not be forgotten. “Until the end of December 1942 nearly 140 thousand people were evacuated to the Kyrgyz SSR, more than 16 thousand of them were from the siege of Leningrad and among them 3.5 thousand were children”, concluded the President.
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The memorial complex occupies almost 1.5 hectare. Under the central monument is a capsule with soil from the Piskarevsky cemetery in St. Petersburg, a place of mass burial of the siege’s victims.
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