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. Our Murmansk road trip planner makes visiting Alyosha Monument, Monument of the Defenders of the Soviet Arctic during the Great Patriotic War and other Murmansk attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Impressive monument and a nice view over the city. Might be busy on weekends. Parking place just besides it.  more »
  • Used Google maps to navigate there - free parking and easy to walk around the monuments. Lots of locals - many trying out roller skates. Great views of Murmansk and the eternal flame/memorial is very ...  more »
  • The monument is visible from almost anywhere in the city. Very nice on a viewing platform near the monument. Eternal flame overlooking the city and the Bay.
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