In the Krasnooktyabrsky District

Mikhail Panikakha Monument


In October 1942 Red Army soldier Mikhail Panikakha went up against a German tank armed with only two Molotov cocktails. When one of the bottles was shot Panikakha was set alight by its contents. He then proceeded to use himself as a human torch and ran at the tank and set off the second bottle, killing the tank driver and stopping the tank, sacrificing his own life in the process.

The 28-year-old soldier was posthumously awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union and this impressive statue depicting Panikakha throwing himself at the enemy was erected in 1975.

Location intersection of Prospekt Metallurgov and Ulitsa Taraschantsev
Metrotram Zavod "Krasny Oktyabr"