Monument to the Warriors of the Internal Troops
The monument to the Warriors of the Internal Troops was opened on the territory of Krasnokursantsky Square in the Lefortovo region on November 10, 2002, on the Day of the Police.
About the Monument to the Warriors of the Internal Troops
The memorial is made in the form of a 9-meter granite stele, in front of which there is a figure of a grieving mother. The sculpture is made of bronze; the woman’s body is covered with a mourning robe, she stands with her head bowed, with her left hand to her chest. On the stele behind it is a bas-relief with the faces of warriors of different generations. The monument is set on a wide granite pedestal, in front of which there is a shallow niche with natural stones and cobblestones. On one of the side faces of the stele, the words of dedication are engraved: “To the soldiers of the internal troops.”
The monument is dedicated to the servicemen of the internal troops who died in the line of military duty. The place for its installation was not chosen by chance: Krasnokursantsky Square is located right in front of the complex of the High Command of the National Guard (Rosguard) of the Russian Federation (until 2016 – the Main Command of the Internal Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation) on Krasnokazarmennaya Street, 9a, where the National Guard Museum is also located.
The authors of the monument: sculptor Anatoly Bichukov, architects Alexander Kuzmin and Igor Voskresensky.
The opening ceremony of the memorial was attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin, who delivered a solemn speech, Chairman of the State Duma Gennady Seleznev, Interior Minister Boris Gryzlov, Commander-in-Chief of the Interior Ministry Troops Vyacheslav Tikhomirov, Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov and other dignitaries. During the ceremony, Vladimir Putin presented the star of the Hero of Russia to the mother of Sergeant of the Internal Troops Sergei Burnaev, who in the spring of 2002, at the cost of his own life, defended his colleagues in the Vityaz detachment by destroying a group of Chechen fighters during one of the military operations.