Early in the morning of April 26, 1966, a strong earthquake of 8 on the Richter scale occurred in Tashkent, which destroyed over 2 million square meters of city living space. The epicenter of the earthquake was located at a depth of about ten kilometers directly below the central quarters of Tashkent.
The builders of all the republics of the former USSR took an active part in the of Tashkent recovery. Within a few months after the earthquake, new apartments took the first new residents. In several years, the destroyed buildings in the city center were rebuilt.
In memory of those events, a memorial complex “Courage” was erected, to which grateful residents come to worship the courage of those people whose hands restored the city.
The monument consists of a black cube and a bronze sculpture. On one side of the cube, is carved the date: April 26, 1966, and on the other arrows indicating the time – 5 hours and 24 minutes. The cube splits a crack – as a symbol of the earth’s crust – and continues to the podium, on which stands a sculpture depicting a woman with a baby in her arms and a man covering their breasts with natural disasters. Around the monument are embossed compositions, telling about the restoration of the city.
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