Panfilov Park, Bishkek

Panfilov Park, Bishkek (must see)

Panfilov Park is a city memorial that holds historical significance. The park is named after Ivan Panfilov, a Hero of the Soviet Union and the chairman of the Military Committee of the Kirghiz SSR.

The park was originally established in 1924 and was known as Zvezda Park, designed in the shape of a star. In 1942, it was renamed in honor of Ivan Panfilov. That same year, the park underwent reconstruction to accommodate the Panfilov IV monument. This monument, unveiled in 1944, was the first of its kind in the Soviet Union dedicated to commemorating Panfilov's service.

Panfilov Park serves as a place of remembrance and tribute to Ivan Panfilov and the 28 soldiers of the 316th Rifle Division who heroically fought against German invaders during World War II. The park features the monument of Ivan Panfilov, standing as a symbol of courage and sacrifice. The monument stands as a reminder of the brave deeds of these soldiers and their contributions to the defense of their homeland.

Throughout the years, Panfilov Park has been the site of various commemorative events and ceremonies. Notably, on the 80th anniversary of the 8th Guards Motor Rifle Division in 2021, Kyrgyz servicemen from the division marched to Panfilov Park to participate in an anniversary ceremony, paying tribute to the division's history and achievements.

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Panfilov Park on Map

Sight Name: Panfilov Park
Sight Location: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (See walking tours in Bishkek)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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