Monument to Sasha Filippov

Александр Зеликов/ТАСС

The park named after the young spy Sasha Filippov, who died at the hands of the Nazi invaders, is located on Raboche-Krestyanskaya Street. Alexander Filippov was born on June 26, 1925, in Stalingrad, lived on Bryanskaya Street that is now named after him.

In early days of the Battle of Stalingrad, Sasha Filippov became a Soviet spy. In any weather, "shoemaker" Sasha went to Nazi’s positions. After a while the enemy bunkers, where Sasha Filippov "worked" were attacked by the Red Army.

The Nazis executed Sasha on December 23, 1942. Alexander Filippov was posthumously awarded the Order of the Red Banner and the medal "For the Defense of Stalingrad". The park named after Sasha Filippov was started in 1966. In 1970s, granite stone was put to mark his grave. On May 8, 1981, the bust by the famous sculptor Pyotr Malkov replaced the stone.