SOVIET WAR MONUMENTS OF THE GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR BY GREG KAMINSKI continued..
the Heroes by giving their names to schools, streets, factories, ships, military units, Komsomol detachments, and even celestial bodies like planets and stars! All over Moscow, one can see bronze plaques on buildings, both public and private, honoring Heroes. It is now estimated that only 3% of veterans from the Great Patriotic War survive today.
Bust of Hero Nikolaenko
A bust honoring Lt. Petr Nikolaenko, an Ukrainian tank driver who was killed in action on 29 January 1943 and became a Hero of the Soviet Union posthumously on 31 March 1943. The names of his fallen comrades are inscribed on the walls below his likeness.
Mother Russia
The "Mother of All Statues" - Mother Russia Statue at Mameyev Kyrgan (Burial Mound) at Stalingrad (now Volgograd).
Statue of Hero Yezkov
A monument honoring Lt. Vasily Yezkov, who destroyed 12 German tanks in the Donetsk Region of Ukraine on 19 August 1943 and was killed. He became a Hero of the Soviet Union posthumously on 19 March 1944.
Hero portrait display
"Our Countrymen: Heroes of the Soviet Union" St. Petersburg, Russia, 1998

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