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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  • We took a walk to the monument and even though it was freezing it was well worth the effort. The view from the top was amazing.  more »
  • We walked from central Murmansk - is an enjoyable walk, takes about 45min - 1hr. Great view from the memorial - is a moving reminder of the Soviet sacrifice in WW2.  more »
  • Very impressive - the view on fjord is beautiful. Very easy approach with bus or car, with big parking place.  more »