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Nearest metro station: Krylatskoye
Sculptor: Lev Kerbel
Architect: Eugene Rozanov
Monument to the heroes of Moscow Anti-aircraft warfare in the Second World War what was established on the square of the defenders of the sky it is a sculptural composition. In the front side of the sculptural composition there is a sculpture of the woman. She hold a baby in her hands. They are looking somewhere into distance.
On the back side there is a big bronze stele. This stele like a sky where you can see like is wounded aggressors jet is falling. Above it you can see like in the steep dive Soviet jet-defender is flying. On the right side of the the stele on the ground next to the monument to Pushkin you can see anti-aircraft firing unit. On the left side of the stele next to the Saint Basil`s Cathedral there are defenders of Moscow. Also there is a memorial inscription on the stele, "In honor of the heroes of Moscow Anti-aircraft warfare in the Second World War – 1941-1945".
The monument was established in 1995 on the square of the defenders of the sky. This square also was renamed in honor of 50th anniversary on great victory over the nazi aggressors in 1945. From the beginning the monument was established in Krylatskoye District because during the war here was disposition of the Anti-aircraft missile and gun system of Moscow Anti-aircraft warfare.
Every year on 22 July next to the monument many people celebrate the day of the sky defenders. In this day was the first bombing of Moscow but by the great aviation and antiaircrafter aggressors was stopped.
Also the square of the defenders of the sky is very popular place among the skateboarders.
Go to metro station Krylatskoye and exit forward to the Osenniy (Autumn) boulevard building 9. On this boulevard go toward north till the square of the defenders of the sky. Here after building 11 on this square you will find the Monument to the heroes of Moscow Anti-aircraft warfare in the Second World War.