27/09/2011 - 18:37

The Victory Garden – the only Urals museum of weapons under the open sky

The Victory Garden is a traditional rest place for Chelyabinsk citizens and guests. The park, founded more than a half century ago, became a real attraction after renovation in 2009. Here there is a permanent gallery of military equipment constructed by Chelyabinsk engineers during the Great Patriotic War (1941- 1945). 

Legendary heavy tank «Joseph Stalin» named after the Soviet leader now attracts children and older visitors.  The famous T-34 was also produced in Chelyabinsk during the war. There are armored personnel carriers, front-line vehicle ZIS-5 and the volley-fire system «Grad». Children enjoy sitting inside the machines and imagine themselves as country defenders. The exhibition also includes a 100 mm air defense gun KS-19 that was capable of shooting down an aircraft flying at an altitude of 15 km above the earth with a speed of 1200 kilometers per hour.

If you walk away from the exhibition, you can see the monument called «Defenders of the Motherland» - the whose is made of noble red granite. Next to the monument there are four boards with the names of 1657 Chelyabinsk Tractor Plant workers that were killed at the front.

The Victory Garden is one of the 27 places in the World where the  Monument to Patrons «Kind Angel of Peace» is set. It has an international significance.

The initiator of the project is the International Charitable Fund «Patrons of the Century».  The sculptural composition is a 10 meter high column crowned with a gilded angel. It stands on a sphere, symbolizing the Earth, and  here is a dove in his hands - a symbol of peace and hope. There are 15 sculptures like that in cities around the world and 12 of them are in Russia.

IMPORTANT FACTS

1. The Garden was founded in the late 50-s in honor of the legendary Tankograd contribution to victory.

2. The Victory Garden is the only museum of military equipment under the open sky in the Urals.

3. An international monument  «Kind Angel of Peace» is set there. Sculptures like that are installed in 15 cities around the world and 12 of them are in Russia. It’s a sign that there are good people in the city.

4. There are four boards with the names of 1657 Chelyabinsk Tractor Plant workers that were killed at the front.

HOW TO GET THERE BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Buses: 1, 34,
Trolleybuses: 6, 9, 16, 19, 21, 26,
Route taxis: 9, 11, 12, 23, 26, 29, 31, 32, 33, 34, 39а, 47, 52, 63, 72А, 83, 85, 86, 89.

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