MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
As part of summing up the results of military memorial activities for 2019-2020. 23 Russian and Czech citizens were awarded medals of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation “For services in perpetuating the memory of the fallen defenders of the Fatherland.” The award ceremonies were held at the Russian Embassy in the Czech Republic, the Russian Consulates General in Karlovy Vary and Brno, as well as at the Russian Center at the West Bohemian University in Pilsen.
As a result of archival research work in 2019-2020. The mission established 9132 names of servicemen previously buried as unknown. Additional personal data (place of birth, place of service, information about relatives) have been clarified, allowing to identify a serviceman and thereby determine his fate, for 11,813 people.
An alphabetical list has been formed for more than 25,000 people, Russian and Soviet military personnel, as well as citizens of the USSR buried in the Czech Republic.
The “Catalog of Russian (Soviet) military burials on the territory of the Pilsen region of the Czech Republic” has been published, which includes 89 Russian (Soviet) burials, where the remains of 544 soldiers are buried.
A methodological manual has been published to obtain the necessary amount of knowledge and skills for organizing and cataloging Soviet military graves in European countries, for an independent search for information about the dead. The manual is actively used to train members of military historical associations and search activists.
To cover the military memorial activities aimed at solving the problems of perpetuating the memory of those killed in the defense of the Fatherland, and events to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Victory, the Representative Office has developed and is actively filling the page “Military Memorial Work” on the official website of the Russian Embassy.
Additionally, 20 publications were prepared for the Embassy’s Facebook page, and more than 100 publications in the central media of 20 regions of Russia with lists of established names and information on the work done.
Repairs were carried out at 65 military graves with funds from the Russian Federation, as a result of which the names of 10,235 Red Army soldiers were immortalized.
10 solemn and mourning events were held to unveil memorial plates and tablets perpetuating the names of the Red Army soldiers. At the honorary military graves in the cities of Frydek-Mistek, Jihlava, Orzhekhov, the grand opening was combined with the ceremony of taking land for the Main Church of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.
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