Memorial Park
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Memorial Park

The memorial park is an open-air World War I museum. It was built to commemorate 100th anniversary of the victory of Russian Imperial Army in one of the most important battles — the Battle of Gumbinnen that took place around the present-day city of Gusev.

The park features impressive statues of the soldiers of the Russian and German armies that rolled across the world in a terrible ball of war. The central composition is a monument In Memory of a Forgotten War that Changed the Course of History created by a Russian-American sculptor Mihail Chemiakin. Chemiakin’s works grace such cities as Moscow, St. Petersburg, New York, San Francisco, Paris, and London.

The sculptural composition In Memory of a Forgotten War that Changed the Course of History commemorating 100-year-old events consists of three figures: a haggard soldier stretched on a wheel and two women—a widow and a mother—who personify grief. The base is represented by bombed cabinets with photographs of soldiers, war documents, and maps of the participating countries embedded in their ruins.

Patriotic and other cultural events regularly take place in the park. These include open-air exhibits.

There is a red maple in the park that was planted in 2015 by the Vice President and Member of the Russian Academy of Science, Nobel Prize winner Zhores Alferov during his visit to Technopolis GS.