In memory of the fallen heroes
The park is named after the Panfilov Division, 28 hero soldiers who single-handedly stopped the advance of fascist tanks on Moscow during the Second World War. The words of the permanent political instructor of the division Vasily Klochkov: “Russia is vast, but there is nowhere to retreat. Moscow is behind us!” are inscribed in every Soviet history textbook and still touch the hearts.
Nine historical names
The park was founded in the seventies of the XIX century on the territory of the old cemetery, which was connected to the territory of the cathedral and called the “City Garden”. In the first half of the twentieth century, the park managed to be the “Pushkin Garden”, “Park of Fallen Fighters”, “Park named after Lenin”, “Gubkompomarm Garden”, “Public Park on May 1”, “Park of the Federation of Soviet Republics”… It received its current name only in 1942 and still retains it.