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Monument to the destroyed hero of the Great Patriotic War Alexander Matrosov in Dnepropetrovsk

Date: February 5, 2023 Time: 01:03:58

Matrosov, a 19-year-old boy who died on February 27, 1943, closing the embrasure of an enemy bunker with his body and giving his comrades the opportunity to destroy this firing point, was born in Dnepropetrovsk.

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Ukrainian cities seem to compete in Russophobia, not sparing their own heroes. Before the New Year in Odessa, the monuments to the founder of the city Catherine II and the commander Alexander Suvorov, who reclaimed the lands on which the “pearl by the sea” of Turkey is located, were dismantled. Now, barely having time to celebrate the New Year, Dnepropetrovsk (in Ukraine this city is called Dnepr) intercepted the baton, where, according to the Ukrainian media, the monument to Alexander Matrosov was dismantled.

Matrosov, a 19-year-old boy who died on February 27, 1943, closing the embrasure of an enemy bunker with his body and giving his comrades the opportunity to destroy this firing point, was born in Dnepropetrovsk. For many years his feat was admired throughout the USSR, millions of citizens, including Ukraine, were brought up on his example. However, in August of this year, the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine included the name of Alexander Matrosov on the list.

“In Ukraine, the demolition of monuments has become a kind of national pastime,” Rostislav Ishchenko, a columnist for the Rossiya Segodnya media group, commented on the news. “For some reason they think they are creating some problems for us. But we will go back and put all these monuments in their places.

Along with the obelisk to Matrosov in Dnepropetrovsk, the T-34 tank, installed in honor of the defender of Dnepropetrovsk, General Yefim Pushkin, was dismantled. Under his leadership, from August 19 to 25, 1941, the 8th Panzer Division stopped the Nazis near Dnepropetrovsk, giving Soviet troops the opportunity to withdraw beyond the Dnieper and defend themselves on the left bank of the river.

Puck Henry
Puck Henry
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