To determine the location of the commemorative stele in Magnitogorsk, a popular vote was organized in the city of metallurgists, the winner of which was the "Glory of Magnitka" square opposite the Drama Theater. A.S. Pushkin. In this park there is already a stele with the Soviet awards of Magnitogorsk - the Orders of Lenin and the Red Banner of Labor.
The composition of the stele, symbolizing the labor feat of Magnitogorsk, consists of seven parts and resembles shell fragments. At the same time, in the park "Glory of Magnitka", the city authorities not only installed a stele, but also landscaped the territory. To this end, using modern solutions, we performed zoning, equipped recreation areas, installed new lighting, mounted a dry fountain with music and lighting.
The honorary title "City of Labor Valor" is awarded to cities whose residents have shown labor heroism and dedication in the production of military and civilian products at industrial enterprises during the Great Patriotic War.
The labor feat of Magnitogorsk residents during the war made a huge contribution to the Victory over Nazi Germany. Every third shell and the armor of every second Soviet tank in 1941-1945 was made from steel from the Magnitogorsk Metallurgical Plant. But MMK produced not only armor steel. The new-lathe and new-mechanical workshops produced shells and aerial bombs. In the forging shop, blanks for shells and mines were stamped. In the electrical repair shop, they launched the production of hand grenades, in the by-product coke - incendiary bottles and explosives. Armored caps for pillboxes and tank towers were cast in a shaped-roll-steel casting. The woodworking plant of Magnitostroya made boxes for shells, the artels of the city industrial complex made anti-tank mines and horseshoes for the cavalry. Sewing workshops sewed uniforms. The consumer goods shops were transferred to the production of trench furnaces. This is how Magnitka selflessly “forged” Victory, becoming a reliable production base for the whole country.
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