In 1976 Tula was awarded the title of Hero City of the Soviet Union for the heroism shown during the Second World War. Tula's position mean that the city was vital for the defence of Moscow and reinforcements were able to be brought into the capital in time due to the fact that Tula managed to hold out against the Nazi attack. In recognition of this title a monument was established depicting two soldiers standing in front of three tall shards. Also included is an eternal flame and plinths inscribed with the names of all the hero cities.
|Location||Ploschad Pobedy (next to 96 Ulitsa Lenina)|