Panfilovets’ Park is a large and attractive rectangular park in Central – East Almaty in the area surrounding the Zenkov Cathedral. Its Almaty’s most popular strolling and picnic places for people of all ages. The Park is named and dedicated to the Panfilov Heroes who were 28 soliders of an Almaty Infantry Unit and who died fighting the Nazi Tanks outside Moscow in 1941. Ivan Paniflov was the General who was commanding this division and who Inspite of suffering from heavy causalities led his men to delaying the advances of the enemy and in turn buying time for the defenders of the city. Their memories are etched at the fearsome war memorial east of the Zenkov Cathedral which depict soliders from all 15 soviet republics on the map of USSR. The Park is lush green area and it’s a good place to sit, rest, relax and see the bustling sights of the city.
To honour the fallen soliders of the Civil War (1917-20) and the World War II (1941-45), an eternal flame flickers in front of a giant black monument in the park