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Part of the historical monument of the Battle of Stalingrad collapsed in Volgograd

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Not far from the panorama museum in Volgograd, dedicated to the heroic defense of Stalingrad, part of the historical monument of the Battle of Stalingrad collapsed. This is the pediment of Gerhardt's mill.


Reported by the local edition V1.ru.

The possible collapse of the building back in 2012 was predicted by the Volgograd historian Dmitry Zimin.

I am not saying that the mill will collapse in a year or two. Due to the quality of construction, the building can stand for another 10 or 20 years. But it is also possible that from a strong wind due to the already existing destruction, it can develop like a house of cards at any moment.

- he declared.

The pediment, where the name of the former owner of the building, Alexander Gerhardt, was carved, collapsed on March 16 due to strong winds, the gusts of which reached 15 meters per second that day. The element completed what was begun by German shelling during the war years. Most of the debris fell inside the building, but some fell outside, in a fenced area, without causing harm to anyone.


After the war, the ruins of Gerhardt's mill were left in a dilapidated state as a reminder of the city's heroic defense. The building is considered the most famous building in Volgograd, and its image can be found on numerous postcards and souvenirs.

The need to strengthen the building has been repeatedly mentioned, but the last time the restoration was carried out during the Soviet era. In modern Russia, no funds were allocated for this.
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  1. barclay
    barclay 18 March 2021 11: 56
    +9
    For oligarchs, introduce a tax on the maintenance of such monuments.
    1. Taga
      Taga 18 March 2021 12: 08
      +5
      And he immediately, within a month or six months, will be redistributed to the less well-to-do strata of citizens ...
      1. Bashkirkhan
        Bashkirkhan 18 March 2021 12: 15
        +2
        In Tatarstan, children burned a monument to the Liberator Soldier at the carnival. An extremely unpleasant incident with the burnt down monument to the Unknown Soldier in Zainsk accidentally opened up intentional or unintentional jambs with a state contract for its installation. In November 2019, the tender was won by individual entrepreneur Evgeny Kozlov, who had already managed to declare an incorrect interpretation of the requirements for the materials of the monument. According to him, the substance from which the Unknown Soldier was made is simply fire-resistant and does not have to not burn at all, but only to resist high temperatures for a certain time. But the circumstances were such that the children were able to set it on fire, and this is no longer the manufacturer's fault. However, in the very tender that the entrepreneur won, in Russian in white in the terms of reference, the following is spelled out: “Fiberglass must be on sizing agent N 14, at least 90 cm wide, grade T11 and higher, non-flammable, insensitive to changes in temperature and hydrometry. Fiberglass must comply with GOST 19170-2001 ". In the same GOST, paragraph 4.7.1 states the following: "The fabric is not flammable, not explosive, not toxic." The prosecutor's office announced that it would seek to initiate a criminal case against the customer of the monument (the Zainsk executive committee acted as it, he also accepted the job) and the businessman.
        1. frog
          frog 18 March 2021 12: 21
          +1
          The police found teenagers who damaged part of the monument to cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin in Orenburg on March 15, the press service of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs in the Orenburg region told RBC.

        2. NDR-791
          NDR-791 18 March 2021 12: 52
          +2
          in the very tender that the entrepreneur won, the following is spelled out in Russian and white in the terms of reference ... In the same GOST, paragraph 4.7.1 says the following: "The fabric is not flammable, not explosive, not toxic."
          I'm not making excuses for anyone, but the fabric is really not flammable. But the RESIN that impregnates this fabric ... But as I understand it, the requirements of the tender did not apply to it, therefore, you can do it "on the dump". Interestingly, if expressed in money, then in what amount of losses will all this "great idea" with tenders in the country as a whole result?
    2. fa2998
      fa2998 18 March 2021 17: 56
      +2
      Most likely, one of them will receive a contract (for tens of billions of rubles) for the "restoration" of the monument. And most of it will end up offshore and the work will be accepted, even on TV they will show, maybe they will give the order! laughing
  2. Jolly Roger
    Jolly Roger 18 March 2021 11: 58
    +8
    Under the USSR, there was enough money for this. In our house in those years, a week was destroyed in the center with a wide variety of equipment, this is how it was built before.
    1. Shurik70
      Shurik70 18 March 2021 21: 49
      +1
      But such a house cannot stand forever. Rain and drought, frost and heat, and all this without a roof.
      So sooner or later this house had to collapse.
      And it's good that no one got hurt
  3. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 18 March 2021 11: 58
    +8
    Nothing can be eternal. Except for human memory.
    As a civil engineer, I responsibly declare that even entire buildings have their time, and are dilapidated. With them the hardest thing - you start to strengthen, the authenticity is lost, you leave everything as it is - time and the elements do their job. Sad news ....
    1. Alien From
      Alien From 18 March 2021 12: 05
      +7
      there is nothing eternal ... only memory.
    2. Olgovich
      Olgovich 18 March 2021 12: 15
      +2
      Quote: Leader of the Redskins
      With them, the hardest thing - you start to strengthen, the authenticity is lost, you leave everything as it is - time and the elements do their job.

      just like that, the question immediately arises, to what extent to strengthen? Strengthen it as needed, and it will be completely different ...
  4. Aaron Zawi
    Aaron Zawi 18 March 2021 11: 59
    +13
    Damn, how annoying. As boys, we played war there, and then went to the House of Officers for ice cream. sad
  5. Retvizan 8
    Retvizan 8 18 March 2021 12: 07
    +21
    Down with the Yeltsin centers!
    These are the monuments to spend money on, and not to erect monuments to traitors! negative
    1. Jolly Roger
      Jolly Roger 18 March 2021 12: 10
      +13
      I subscribe entirely and completely.
    2. Fitter65
      Fitter65 18 March 2021 12: 18
      +9
      Quote: Retvizan 8
      Down with the Yeltsin centers!

      How can you encroach on sacred things !!! Really, I still don't understand for whom? laughing laughing
      Quote: Retvizan 8
      These are the monuments to spend money on, and not to erect monuments to traitors!

      Are you talking about the monument to the current "conscience" - to Solzhenitsin? Well, how can you call a torch (just what) a traitor? Liberals will not understand you, and probably me too. But the people he - ... distinguishes forget-me-not from "oats that passed through the digestive tract of a horse" - L. Filatov wrote this line much shorter, he is simply talented, and they were not banned for the truth at that time.
      1. Greenwood
        Greenwood 18 March 2021 12: 54
        +9
        Quote: Fitter65
        still don't understand for whom?
        How for whom? Here's one for these:

        Who would they be without Bori and his friends ?! Yes, no one.
    3. Eldorado
      Eldorado 18 March 2021 12: 44
      -23%
      Down with the mausoleum! Until we remove this pagan temple with the mummy of a traitor to the Motherland inside, Russia will perish by the yoke.
      1. Fitter65
        Fitter65 18 March 2021 13: 58
        +7
        Quote: El Dorado
        Down with the mausoleum! Until we remove this pagan temple with a mummy

        Yes, your priests, the better, make them worship relics - that is, parts of the body, dismembered and transported to different temples, which are called temples and make them bow down, and part of the Lord's body, though in the form of wafers, is meant, but it means Yeshua Ha-Nozri, known in in this world, like Jesus Christ, what do you think?
      2. sabakina
        sabakina 18 March 2021 13: 59
        0
        Quote: El Dorado
        Down with the mausoleum! Until we remove this pagan temple with the mummy of a traitor to the Motherland inside, Russia will perish by the yoke.

        It's not entirely clear who you are writing about? At least give me a tip ...
      3. Revolver
        Revolver 18 March 2021 19: 15
        0
        Quote: El Dorado
        Down with the mausoleum! Until we remove this pagan temple with the mummy of a traitor to the Motherland inside, Russia will perish by the yoke.

        So what will happen? When Stalin was taken out of there, there followed an increase in prices for meat and dairy products and the execution of workers in Novocherkassk.
    4. carstorm 11
      carstorm 11 18 March 2021 12: 46
      -10%
      You won't solve anything there with money. Any interference is a loss of authenticity. The easiest way is to fix the walls and what will be left to see? A mountain of channels?
  6. Trapp1st
    Trapp1st 18 March 2021 12: 09
    +8
    Time is like that, money means more memory. Here's another piece of our glorious history. STZ

    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 18 March 2021 12: 48
      +1
      Quote: Trapp1st
      Time is like that, money means more memory. Here's another piece of our glorious history. STZ

      The war against Soviet history continues in its own country.
    2. antivirus
      antivirus 18 March 2021 13: 35
      +1
      the same and the Vladimir Tractor .. wrote - the Germans prisoners from Stalingrad and began to build it
  7. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 18 March 2021 12: 09
    +8
    Maybe someone will correct, the last defender of Pavlov's house died last year in Uzbekistan. Eternal memory to the heroes!
  8. rocket757
    rocket757 18 March 2021 12: 10
    +4
    What can I say, it's sad ...
    So that is, there is something to see, but for how many generations of these monuments will be enough, the question is?
  9. Basarev
    Basarev 18 March 2021 12: 23
    +7
    Yes, the country's leadership does not care about the mill, and about the war, in spite of all the pompous words. For those who never knew the need, war is a very distant and incomprehensible thing, a mythological phenomenon rather than a real event. By and large, this and the country as a whole - to the light bulb, it is only interesting to suck oil and gas, they came up with such a kind of income for themselves without investment. And the army is interesting only as the protection of their passive income. Hence the attitude towards monuments and veterans is.
    1. Greenwood
      Greenwood 18 March 2021 12: 56
      +9
      As you can see, even here in the VO there are a lot of people who are ready to endure such power. Look, Biden is offended for his words about Putin. fool lol
      1. ver_
        ver_ 18 March 2021 13: 50
        0
        ... I take offense at the bell and refused to work at all ..
  10. Cowbra
    Cowbra 18 March 2021 12: 28
    0
    Well, again twenty-five, the Motherland was repaired, the mill was forgotten ...
  11. Vovk
    Vovk 18 March 2021 12: 43
    +3
    This is also a problem for me.
    Create a glass sarcophagus over the building for future descendants! Modern technologies make it possible to do this.
  12. Vasilenko Vladimir
    Vasilenko Vladimir 18 March 2021 13: 49
    0
    even at 86 when there were inscriptions forbidden passage is possible collapse
  13. Consul
    Consul 18 March 2021 13: 59
    +23
    The need to strengthen the building has been repeatedly mentioned, but the last time the restoration was carried out during the Soviet era. In modern Russia, no funds were allocated for this.

    And in modern Russia there is money only for government cartoons and for "60 minutes" ... But there is no money for historical relics ...
    1. Alex Justice
      Alex Justice 18 March 2021 18: 36
      -2
      But stupid laws are issued one after another. Now you can get a term for insulting a veteran. And what prevents you from simply applying the article for insult? And how many veterans survived, a hundred? Or the law for distorting history. Almost all of history has already been distorted by the communists. How much further? The deputies are promoting themselves, taking care of the veterans. The more articles in the code, the easier it is for the authorities to punish the disobedient.