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Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya Monument

Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya Monument (September 2012)

Zoya Kosmodeyanskaya was a young partisan girl who was originally from a village in the Tambov Governorate. During the Second World War Kosmodemyanskaya volunteered to serve in a partisan unit operating in the Moscow Region. In 1941 she was captured by the Nazis attempting to burn down a house. She was subsequently interrogated and hanged, giving an inspiring speech from the gallows and stating "You can't hang us all". Her story was published in Pravda in 1942 and she since acquired legendary status. This monument to her was unveiled outside the Kazansky Monastery in 1947 and is the work of renowned sculptor Matvey Manizer.

Location Skver Zoi Kosmodemyanskoy (Ulitsa Sovetskaya)