Around the Zemlyanoy Gorod

Memorial to the Victims of the 1918 Uprising

In 1918 Yaroslavl was the scene of a large uprising against Soviet power which was successful in capturing strategic buildings in the city and arresting Bolsheviks stationed there.  The uprising was violently supressed by the Red Army who surrounded the city, cut its supplies and started bombarding it with artillery and air fire, heavily damaging many of the city's landmarks.  This small obelisk is dedicated to the 'red' fighters who died supressing the uprising.