Memorial of Glory

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Memorial of Glory

The Glory Memorial appeared on the central square of Tiraspol near the Dniester River in 1972. The authors of the project were architects Garry Fаif and Leonid Fishbein. The Glory Memorial Complex was opened on February 23, 1972, the day of the Soviet Army and Navy. Then a ceremonial reinternment took place: reburied were the remains of Soviet soldiers and officers – natives of Pridnestrovie- who fell on the fields of the Great Patriotic War, as well as the soldiers who died during the liberation of Pridnestrovie. The eternal flame at the grave of the Unknown Soldier was lit by a participant of the Iasi-Chisinau operation Mikhail Harin, Hero of the Soviet Union.

Years later, the Memorial became the last resting place for those who died during the war in Afghanistan and during the armed aggression of Moldova against Pridnestrovie in 1990-1992. The names of 1252 reburied soldiers, including four heroes of the Soviet Union, are immortalized on marble slabs.