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During the sixth search of the expedition to the island of Shumshu, the activists of the Sakhalin regional branch of “Search movement of Russia” together with colleagues from the search party “breeze”, found the remains of five of the Soviet soldiers, surveyed hundreds of square meters of the island, dug tens of meters of trenches, found artifacts of the Second world war. The work lasted more than a month.

In particular, managed to find the place of death of Soviet and Japanese soldiers. Perhaps they were killed on the approaches to the height of the North. They were found in the thickets of elfin cedar, cells, trenches. One of them spotted near the Japanese tank.

Another soldier was lying at a depth of about one meter. Found him under the bushes of elfin wood, on the slope height, with an empty pouch out of ammunition, and a helmet called “Hoshigaki”. This steel helmet SSH-36, adopted in 1936, and has gained popularity in the battles at lake Khasan and Khalkhin Gol.

Also during the excavations was discovered an empty locket of one of the dead Soviet soldiers.

Another soldier was found almost on the surface of the earth, his bones were barely covered. After searchers removed the stems of the dwarf, the earth seemed helmet. Apparently, the soldier was listed as the first number of the calculation of the machine gun, as at his feet lay the crumpled and rusted hull machine gun without the machine and shield. In the gas bag was a large number of loose cartridges and clips. Close to three grenades RGD-33. Personal items, allowing you to set the name when the soldier was not there. All Soviet soldiers at this time, unfortunately, remained nameless.

The remains of Soviet soldiers handed over to the municipal administration of city district “Severo-Kurilsk” for solemn burial on the territory of the military memorial.

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