Piskaryovskoye Memorial Cemetery

Today is Victory Day in Russia.

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Русская версия

Piskaryovskoye Memorial Cemetery is closely connected with The Great Patriotic War, with the siege of Leningrad.
Пискарёвское мемориальное кладбище // Piskaryovskoye Memorial Cemetery 1

The cemetery is located on the Avenue of the Unvanquished (проспект Непокорённых). There’s a monument nearby: “Glory to heroic defenders of Motherland!»
Слава героическим защитникам Родины! 2

From September 4, 1941 to January 22, 1944, 107,158 air bombs were dropped on the city, 148,478 shells were fired, 16,744 men died, 33,782 were wounded, and 641,803 died of starvation.

A museum devoted to the feat of citizens and defenders of Leningrad is located in the two pavilions at the entrance to Piskaryovskoye cemetery: Tanya Savicheva’s diary is exhibited there (she was a schoolgirl living in the horror of winters 1941–1942).

Your feat is eternal in the hearts of generations to come:
Вечен ваш подвиг в сердцах поколений грядущих 3

Leningrad under siege will retain the memory of you:
Память о вас навсегда сохранит Ленинград блокадный 4

Central alley:
Центральная аллея // Central alley 5

Eternal flame:
Вечный огонь // Eternal flame 6

Центральная аллея // Central alley 7

There are mass graves on the left and on the right of the central alley. The year of burial is indicated on commemorative stones:
Братские могилы // Mass graves 8

Памятный камень 1942 // Commemorative stone 1942 9

Памятный камень 1942 // Commemorative stone 1942 10

The central alley leads to the memorial to residents of Leningrad fallen during the siege. Mother Motherland monument is in the center of the memorial:
Монумент «Мать-Родина» // Monument “Mother Motherland” 11

Монумент «Мать-Родина» // Monument “Mother Motherland” 12

Монумент «Мать-Родина» // Monument “Mother Motherland” 13

Монумент «Мать-Родина» // Monument “Mother Motherland” 14

Мемориал // Memorial 15

The words of Olga Berggolts are carved on the granite wall behind the monument:

Here lie Leningraders
Here are citydwellers – men, women, and children
And next to them, Red Army soldiers.
They defended you, Leningrad,
The cradle of the Revolution
With all their lives.
We cannot list their noble names here,
There are so many of them under the eternal protection of granite.
But know this, those who regard these stones:
No one is forgotten, nothing is forgotten.

Никто не забыт и ничто не забыто 16

В город ломились враги… 17

Вы все одержали победу 18

Мемориал // Memorial 19

Central alley view from the memorial:
Центральная аллея // Central alley 20

There are red tulips at the memorial:
Центральная аллея // Central alley 21

Ribbons of Saint George are tied to branches of the trees:
Монумент «Мать-Родина» // Monument “Mother Motherland” 22

Красные тюльпаны у мемориала // Red tulips by memorial 23

Красные тюльпаны у мемориала // Red tulips by memorial 24

Мемориал // Memorial 25

Мемориал // Memorial 26

Мемориал // Memorial 27

Мемориал // Memorial 28

Аллея // Path 29

Дерево // Tree 30

Commemorative Alley runs along the eastern frontier of the cemetery:
Аллея Памяти // Commemorative alley 31

There are commemorative plates along the alley:
Приангарье, Вологжане, Дагестанцы 32

Машиностроители, трамвайно-троллейбусное управление, милиция 33

Мордовия, Ивановцы, Челябинская область 34

Мемориальная плита // Commemorative plate 35

Мемориальная плита // Commemorative plate 36

Карелия, Киевляне, Омичи 37

Туляки, Подмосковье, Москвичи 38

Аллея деревьев 39

Памятный камень 1942 // Commemorative stone 1942 40

Братские могилы // Mass graves 41

There are individual burial places on the west part of the cemetery:
Индивидуальные захоронения // Individual burial places 42

Индивидуальные захоронения // Individual burial places 43

There’s also a pond with an island, swans and gulls there:
Остров в пруду // Island in pond 44

Дорожка вдоль пруда // Path along pond 45

Лебеди и чайки // Swan and gulls 46

Чайка // Gull 47

Лебедь // Swan 48

Лебедь и чайки // Swan and gulls 49

Пруд // Pond 50

Пруд // Pond 51

Пруд // Pond 52

Лебеди // Swans 53

Лебедь // Swan 54

Лебедь // Swan 55

Star is placed on the Avenue of the Unvanquished near the cross with Piskaryovsky avenue:
Звезда // Star 56

Commemorative plate on house 11:
Проспект Непокорённых 57

It is named for heroism of Leningrad citizens demonstrated during 900 days’ siege of the city in 1941–1944.

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