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On Day of Uknown Soldier Berlin pays tribute to memory of Soviet soldiers

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On Day of Uknown Soldier Berlin pays tribute to memory of Soviet soldiers


05.12.2016

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They have paid tribute to the memory of Soviet soldiers in Berlin, Germany, reports TASS. Representatives of the Russian Embassy in the FRG and embassies of other countries there, public organizations, clergy and Russian compatriots living in Germany took part in the flower-laying ceremony held in Tiergarten Park.

The commemorative event was arranged by the Obelisk international society with the support of the Embassy of the RF in the FRG and the Senate of Berlin.

Head of Obelisk organization Eduard Ptukhin said that it was the second time the ceremony dated to the Day of the Unknown Soldier had been held in Berlin. In 2015, they paid tribute to the memory of Soviet soldiers at a ceremony held in Treptower Park.

The memorial complex in Tiergarten Park consists of a statue of a Soviet soldier, armored fighting vehicles T-34 and some pieces of artillery surrounded by pillars. The memorial was constructed at the site where the remains of Soviet soldier died during the attack on Berlin were buried. The opening ceremony of the monument designed by L. Kerbel, N. Sergievsky and V. Tsigal took place in November 1945.

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