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Monuments to Soviet soldiers tidied up in Croatia

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Monuments to Soviet soldiers tidied up in Croatia


19.05.2020

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More than half of the monuments to Soviet soldiers, who died during the liberation of Croatia from the Nazis have already been put in order, according to RIA Novosti. This work is carried out by the Russian embassy and members of local anti-fascist organizations. According to the head of the diplomatic mission Anvar Azimov, the embassy is constantly working to counter the falsification of history and preserve the historical truth.

The senior diplomat noted that anti-Russian propaganda is widespread in the country, but still the situation with news about Russia is better than in many other European countries. The Croatian population has a positive view on the development of relations between Zagreb and Moscow, they also positively perceive various joint actions.

In honor of the Victory Day, Russian diplomats and local anti-fascists laid flowers together at all the monuments to Soviet soldiers in the country. There are thirteen of them in Croatia. The anniversary medals were also awarded to ten veterans.

A key holiday event was held in Batin, where the largest military burial site is located. A 30-meter high monument is installed on this cemetery. It can be considered the largest monument to Soviet soldiers in Europe. Repair work, restoration and tidying up of the memorial lasted three years.

Future plans include the repair of four more monuments. The diplomat assured that special attention was paid to this memorial historical work. The Croatian anti-fascists take an active part in this process. 

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