Piskarevskoye memorial cemetery

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Gulyakin, Valery Nikolayevich (photographer, 1959-).    
Piskarevskoye memorial cemetery [Izomaterial: electronic resource]: [album of photographs] / photo by VN Gulyakin. - Electronic graphic data (22 files: 225.4 MB). - Санкт-Петербург, 2013. -
Access mode: the Internet portal of the Boris Yeltsin Presidential Library.
Information about the photographs is provided by the author.
The album includes 22 photos of Piskarevsky memorial cemetery: 1, 4 -5. Pavilions-propylaea at the entrance to the Piskarevskoe cemetery; 2. The central alley of the cemetery. View of the upper terrace with the Eternal Fire and the entrance; 3. Eternal flame, the central alley and the Mother Motherland monument; 6-8. Monument "Motherland"; 9. Fragment of the memorial wall-stele. The left part; 10. Fragment of the memorial wall-stele. Right part ; 11-13, 17-19. Fragment of the memorial wall-stele. A bas-relief depicting a scene from the life of the besieged Leningrad; 14-16. Fragment of the memorial wall-stele. The central part with a memorable text; 20. The Great Pond; 21. Alley of the Piskarevsky cemetery; 22. The communal grave of unknown people buried in 1942.
Piskarevskoe cemetery was founded in 1939 on the northern outskirts of Leningrad (since 1991 - St. Petersburg) and was named after the nearby village of Piskarevka. In 1941-1944 it became a place of mass graves. In the mass graves, the victims of the siege of Leningrad and the soldiers of the Leningrad Front are buried - about 640,000 people. May 9, 1960 on Piskarevsky cemetery a memorial complex was opened and the Eternal Flame was lit. The authors of the complex are architects A. Vasiliev, E. A. Levinson, sculptors V. V. Isaeva and R. K. Taurit, M. A. Vainman, B. Ye. Kaplyansky, A. L. Malakhin, M. M. Kharlamov. In the drawing of the fence of the memorial complex, there are alternating urns and cast-iron images of the sprouting branches - the symbols of death and the rebirth of a new life. Pavilions-propilleries are built at the entrance to the cemetery, and a blockade museum is located in the pavilions. Behind the pavilions on the terrace is a granite cube with burning Eternal Fire. A wide staircase leads downstairs. In the depths of the necropolis there is a three-hundred-meter central alley. The music is constantly playing over the memorial complex. Before the hills of mass graves, slabs were put, each year the plate was carved with a year of burial, oak leaves as a symbol of courage and fortitude, a sickle and a hammer on the graves of residents, a five-pointed star on military graves. The Monument "Mother-Homeland" is installed at the end of the central alley. The figure "Motherland" is installed on a high pedestal. Her posture and posture express a strict solemnity, in her hands - a garland of oak leaves braided with mourning ribbon. It seems that the Motherland, in whose name people sacrificed themselves, as if lays this garland on the grave hills. Memorial wall-stele completes the ensemble. In the thickness of the granite - 6 reliefs, dedicated to the heroism of the inhabitants of the besieged city and its defenders - men and women, soldiers and workers. In the center of the stele is an epitaph written by Olga Berggolts. The line "Nobody is forgotten and nothing is forgotten" has a special power. An important role in the artistic appearance of the ensemble of the memorial is played by a fence with a cast-iron lattice, a large and small pond, a pool of white marble, stone benches, obelisks on the upper terrace, granite rosettes with spillways in the span of the arched wall arches. Address: 74, Nepokorenny Ave. - Materials of the site "Piskarevskoe Memorial Cemetery: Official Site" (http://pmemorial.ru/memorial) .
1. Piskarevskoe memorial cemetery-museum (St. Petersburg, city) - Photographs. 2. The people (the collection). 3. Memory of the Great Victory (collection). 4. Territory of Russia: St. Petersburg, city (collection). 5. St. Petersburg: pages of history (collection). 6. The Great Patriotic War - Perpetuation of memory - St. Petersburg, city - 1941 - 1945 - Photographs. 7. Documentary photographs.
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