Monument to A. I. Zygin
Address: Zygin's square.
The monument to this valiant 47-years-old general was erected in 1957. In the years of the Second World War he commanded the 4th Army Guards, which released left-bank of Ukraine from the German invaders. Since 1942 he commanded the 58th, 39th and 4th armies. The brave commander was buried in Poltava Petrovsky park. In 1969 his remains were moved to the Memorial complex of Soldier’s Glory, in Kotlyarevsky’s park.
The monument to A. Zygin is located in the central part of the city, at the end of Zhovtneva street. This square is named after him. It is a bronze sculpture on a cylinder reinforced concrete pedestal. There are bronze bas-reliefs with depicted episodes of the Great Patriotic War. There is an inscription on it: «Lieutenant-general Alex Ivanovich Zygin. 1896-1943». The sculptors represented the famous general in a bronze as if he is walking with his athletic internal power and confidence. The project’s authors are the sculptors L. Kerbel and V. Zakharov. Zygin had passed the battle way from the company commander to the general. He was awarded by the orders of Lenin, the order of the Red Flag, the order of the Red Star and others. He had managed to do plenty of heroic things during his short life.