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Joint expedition by Russian and German military searchers

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Joint expedition by Russian and German military searchers


RF Ministry of DefenseRussian and German army men plan to conduct search works in Leningrad and Pskov Regions, as per TASS.

Deputy Russian Defense Minister General of the Army Dmitry Bulgakov has remarked that necessary agreements have been reached with German administration regarding joint search operations and maintenance of the WWII graves. In line with the plan of operations, German military searchers will arrive at Russia in late June for preliminary survey of the search venues and specification of the military cemeteries to visit.

The works will be conducted from 13th to 15th of September 2017. Russian side will be represented by the personnel of the 90th specialized search battalion. Joint group will attend German memorials in Sologubovka village and Sebezh city as well as a military cemetery located at the Sinyaviksie Vysoty and Nevskiy Pyatachok memorial.

The research works, identification of missing soldiers and their reburial with honors are arranged every year with support of Russian Defense Ministry. As the Russkiy Mir Foundation reported earlier, the Russian Defense Ministry official website opened a section about military burials in Russia and abroad as well as about perpetuating the memory of warriors perished during WWII I April 2017.

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