April 17 in Krasnogorsk, under construction in the neighborhood "Emerald Hills" charitable foundation "Remembrance" has established the Star of Victory — a 3.5-meter obelisk dedicated to the legendary Battle of Moscow. Initiated the creation of the monument was Alexei Leonov — cosmonaut, twice Hero of the Soviet Union, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Fund.
Made by the Saint Petersburg plant "Renaissance" monument arrived in Krasnogorsk and was installed on the front of the house Volokolamsk Highway 1 along the boulevard Cosmonauts. The obelisk is dedicated to the Battle of Moscow and is set in the very spot where in 1941 the Soviet Army launched a counter-offensive, and drove the enemy from Moscow lands.
It was created by the architect V. Cashin and sculptor YR Evgrafov. The initiator of the monument became a cosmonaut, twice Hero of the Soviet Union, the chairman of the board of trustees of the charity foundation "Remembrance," Alexei Leonov. Provided support to the fund company "Etalon-Invest".
"The Battle of Moscow was a turning point in the Great Patriotic War. German fascist army suffered a major defeat, a total of enemy lost more than half a million people. There were no losses on the part of our troops. This monument is a tribute to the heroes who gave their lives for the sake of future generations, for the sake of peace on earth, "- said Alexey Arkhipovich installation of the obelisk.
The intention to erect a monument to the defenders of Moscow Alexei Leonov publicly announced May 28, 2011, at the opening of the Cosmonauts boulevard in Krasnogorsk. Less than a year all the work on developing the concept of the monument, its design, construction and installation have been completed.
The monument is located in a residential district under construction "Emerald Hills", which the developer is the company "Etalon-Invest". The project of integrated development consists of 20 multi-family residential buildings of different heights, kindergartens, schools, health center, sports and leisure center with swimming pool and water park, underground and surface parking lots, commercial real estate. A total area of 80 hectares will be built 1.032 million square meters. m
The grand opening of the monument to the heroes of the Great Patriotic War on May 9, Victory Day.