Tvardovsky's lines "I was killed near Rzhev ..." have engraved in the memory of more than one generation. The feat of Russian soldiers is honored here, who paid a great price for a peaceful sky overhead.
The Great Patriotic War left deep scars on the Tver land. During the year of hostilities, Zubtsov was almost completely destroyed, and the city of Bely spent two long years in occupation. According to estimates, the Soviet troops lost about a million soldiers near Rzhev; out of 40 thousand local residents in the city and region, only 362 people survived. In memory of the fallen, memorial complexes and museums have been opened, alleys have been planted, numerous monuments have been erected that can be found almost at every step, prayers are held annually, and official events and parades are held. Now the cities have been rebuilt, the miraculously preserved historical buildings are drowning in greenery, the river surface glistens. But the earth will remember forever.