Kind of off to one side in the university is a monument with the dates 1941-1945. Obviously, it is a tribute to fallen soldiers, but I didn’t know the whole story, until today. I was told that this monument was dedicated to the faculty members from Bashkir State University who died during the war. 15 faculty members gave their lives defending the Soviet Union and fighting the Nazis, which is not surprising, considering that 18,000 residents of the city died over the course of 4 years.
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