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The Obelisk Of Glory

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The obelisk of Glory in the city of Aktobe in honor of the dead for the Motherland during the great Patriotic war the first was built in August 1970, the Monument was located in the Central part of the city Abai Avenue (formerly Oktyabrsky Boulevard) opposite the House of Soviets (the modern Governor's office).

The creators of this monument was made by architect T. Janibekov and sculptor N. Sobolev. The total height of the granite Obelisk of Fame was 19 m. Lit the Eternal flame at the opening ceremony of the obelisk, the then first Secretary of the regional party Committee - N. Zhurin. There is evidence that the torch for the Eternal flame was brought from the field of Mars, in Leningrad. In 1984 opposite the House of Soviets, a monument to Lenin, and the obelisk was moved to Avenue A. Moldagulova

To the 70-anniversary of the Victory in the great Patriotic war, local authorities made the decision to renovate and to change the obelisk. During the reconstruction works were used only natural materials. Granite slabs were custom-field Kurday, Almaty oblast. About 160 tons of granite in the city of Aktobe were transported by trucks and train. The total area of granite at the memorial site is 500 square meters, and its thickness is from 30 mm to 250 mm were Also installed granite curbs and a total length of 826 m.

Almost none of the wedding celebration in the city of Aktobe does not pass without a visit to the obelisk of Glory to the fallen for the Motherland soldiers Aktobe and laying flowers to the Eternal flame. It is here that the lovers are Dating, the younger takes the military oath.

Aktobe Obelisk of Glory is one of the main attractions of the city of Aktobe and the pride of local residents.