Around Ploschad Lenina and the City Gardens

Vladimir Kurilenko Monument

Vladimir Kurilenko Monument (June 2012)

This monument is dedicated to Vladimir Kurilenko who was a member of a partisan-sabotage squad active in the occupied Smolensk Region during the Second World War. Kurilenko had great success in harassing the occupiers by blowing up bridges and equipment and killing enemy soldiers. He was eventually wounded in May 1942 and died of his injuries aged just 17. After his death he was awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union for his bravery and for the example he set for carrying out military actions in occupied territory.

Location intersection of Ulitsa Kommunisticheskaya and Ulitsa Mayakovskogo