Alyosha Monument, Monument of the Defenders of the Soviet Arctic during the Great Patriotic War, Murmansk
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Alyosha Monument, Monument of the Defenders of the Soviet Arctic during the Great Patriotic War represents a soldier in a greatcoat with a rifle slung over his shoulder, facing "the valley of glory" on the west, where the fiercest fighting with the German invaders took place. The statue and the pedestal are 42.5 m (139 ft) tall. The memorial also features a platform of natural black stone bearing an eternal flame and a sloping triangular pyramid representing a flag at half-mast as a sign of mourning. Alyosha is a common name for the defenders of the Soviet Arctic during the Great Patriotic War. Notice the two antiaircraft guns slightly to one side of the monument. With our online itinerary creator, Murmansk attractions like Alyosha Monument, Monument of the Defenders of the Soviet Arctic during the Great Patriotic War can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • It would have been more enjoyable with less wind and higher temperature. Yet, the place feels so sacred and is special with the flame and gigantic monument. One thing that would have been very perfect...  more »
  • Especially if going a good guide. Murmansk was completely razed to the ground. Its all bombed out. Problems from Nazi troops were not two hundred kilometres through Norway, from where, and flew to bomb the city. Alyosha is a defender. A beautiful place on the Hill. Beautiful monument. Beautiful views. And the eternal flame.
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  • Be sure to visit this Memorial. You will find here a magnificent viewing platform with a huge monument to War Memorial of military glory with "eternal fire". It offers excellent views to all destinations: the River, the port and the city.
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