Articles / "The Victory at the Svir River", memorial, the

"The Victory at the Svir River", memorial, the

Subject / Architecture/Sculpture, monuments, memorials

"The Victory at the Svir River" is a memorial in the town of Lodeinoye Pole. It was created according to the decision of the Karelian Front Council of War in memory of battles in the town area in 1941-1944. The memorial located on the high bank of the River Svir was opened on November 7, 1944. .It was built according the project of archtects K.N. Kalaida and B.V. Vorontsov. Warriors of the Novgorodsko-Svirskaya Pontoon-bridge Brigade took part in construction of the memorial. The memorial included a museum complex and park with square 19 hectares. About 50 thousand of trees and bushes were planted, 7 km of pathes were laid, 7 pavilions with examples of military equipment and 11 bridges were built; trenches, blindages and earth-houses were concreted. The building of the military-historical museum was built in the form of ship. The monument originally included the figure of I.V. Stalin was included into the memorial complex. Pavilions were disassembled, weapon and equipment were taken out, the museum was closed, the sculpture was dismantled in connection with "The Leningrad Case" in the beginning of the 1950s. The obelisk "A Letter to the Future" was placed in the park in 1974. Surnames of perished participants of the River Svir forced crossing in June 1944 and names of military units and body of troops taken part in the military operation were hewed on the obelisk. A capsule with a letter to descendants that should be read in 2044 was put in the memorial foundation slab at placing it. From the 1990s the public museum "The Blockade of Leningrad", the club "Blockadnik", a chorus of veterans and people workshop started working at the memorial. In 2002 the park was given the status of the memorial object, its territory was enlarged up to 60 hectares.

Yegorov, Sergey Borisovich
Karpenko, Irina Aleksandrovna

Kalaida, K.N.
Stalin, Iosif (Joseph) Vissarionovich (the real name was Dzhugashvili)
Vorontsov, Boris Vladimirovich

Leningrad Oblast, the/Lodeynoye Pole District/Lodeynoye Pole Town
Topographical landmarks/Svir River, the

Зайцев П.М. Лодейное Поле: Историко-краеведческий очерк Л., 1964., 140-145
Лодейнопольский край в истории России. СПб., 2002., 140-145

Subject Index
Clubs of Enthusiasts
"Letter to the Future", obelisk
"The Blockade of Leningrad", a public museum

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