In the early 1980s in the village of Sambek, Rostov region, a memorial to the dead residents of the village during the second world war appeared, called Sambek Heights.
Now, few will be able to recall what the name of this memorial means. During the Second World War the front line, so called «Mius Front Line», passed here, in the village of Sambek. Despite the small height (about 230 meters), the Sambeck Heights were considered important strongholds in the war years. The Sambek Heights became the home of both those who were born in these places and those who died here, giving their lives for victory. Thousands of soldiers and ordinary villagers were killed here, but only two military formations, the 130th and 416th Azerbaijani divisions, managed to break the course of the war. Returned from the battlefield, the soldiers did not leave their native lands, but rebuilt the village of Sambek.
After the war ended and the village was completely restored, a memorial of glory appeared on a hill called Sambek Heights. The composition of this monument consists of two key moments — huge stone walls, each of which forms a semicircle. Along the walls, as if imprinted in a stone, the soldiers march in a harmonious stream. The author of Sambek Heights became the sculptor E. Shamilov in collaboration with the architects V.I. Grigor and I.V. Grigor.
For some time, the memorial «Sambek Heights» had the Eternal fire, but the costs of caring for it were too expensive for the villagers, so it was decided to remove it.
Every year on May 9, hundreds of people flock to the memorial to honor the memory of those who died in the war and lay flowers and wreaths at the foot of the sambek heights, which sheltered the heroes who died here.
Источник фотографий: Russia.Travel