UNVEILING OF A MONUMENT TO UNDERAGE PRISONERS OF FASCIST CONCENTRATION CAMPS IN VIDNOYE CITY
On April 10, on the eve of the International Day for the Liberation of Prisoners of Nazi Concentration Camps, a monument to juvenile concentration camp inmates was unveiled on the Alley of Glory in Vidnoye. Thus, events dedicated to the Day of the Great Victory over fascism were launched in Lenin district. The sculptural composition depicts a cast in bronze figure of a boy and the souls of a boy who went to heaven tortured in prison walls - all against the background of barbed wire depicted on granite. The sculpture is by Vasily Selivanov, member of the Russian Union of Artists. "Today 73 participants of those terrible events live in Leninsky district. The biography of each of them is a clear lesson of courage for young people, an example of heroism and selflessness. They have overcome cruelty, violence and racial hatred, which have no and cannot be justified. We must make every effort to ensure that such terrible pages will never again exist in our history," said Valery Wenzal. The main ideological inspirer of the monument was the former chairman of the district organization of juvenile prisoners, Nikolai Rodionov, who passed away in March this year.
Photo: Vladimir Kuryshev