Memorial of Military Glory in Gurjaani

Memorial of Military Glory is located in Gurjaani, Georgia. Opening date symbolically coincided to the anniversary of Victory Day over Nacizm – May 9, 1978. The memorial is devoted to the victims of World War II.

The memorial represents a complex, which consists of the following parts:

  • Exhibition hall with the paintings and statues, which reflect various affairs of World War II. They belong to the artists and sculptors of Soviet period.

img_9396

The painting of Joseph Stalin with his mother – Ekaterine Jugashvili.

stalin

“May 9” – Author: Bukhaidze

may-9

“Our cause is just, the enemy will be destroyed. we will win”.

saqme

It was a place of a small sculpture named as “Father in Back” (author – Devdariani). Now it’s empty.

img_9377

Statue of Soldier’s Father (1978). Author: famous Georgian sculptor Merab Berdzenishvili. He was inspired by the film “Soldier’s Father” (1964). The film tells a story about a father who departs to the Front to see his wounded son. It’s about father’s devotion to his child, unconditional love that helps him overcome all barriers and hardships in the midst of war.

img_2061

“Eternity Wall” with the names of 4000 residents of Gurjaani Municipality, who have not returned from World War II.

img_2076

The names are grouped according to the villages. Yellow marble inscribed with the name of the villages.

img_9382

5 stone pillars, which symbolize 5 years of the war on the territory of Soviet Union.

img_9349

Every year, on May 9 residents of Gurjaani Municipality come to the Memorial of Military Glory to honor memory of the war victims and celebrate Victory Day over Nazism. This is the place, which brings together representatives of different generations: war veterans, youth and children, ordinary citizens, local government officials… They remember past together.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s