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Exhibition in memory of first Soviet commandant of Berlin opened in Germany

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Exhibition in memory of first Soviet commandant of Berlin opened in Germany


18.06.2020

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A memorial evening and the opening of an exhibition dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the tragic death of the first Soviet commandant of Berlin, Nikolai Berzarin, took place at the Russian House of Science and Culture in Berlin. Participants in the event noted his contribution to the restoration of peaceful life in the city after being liberated from the Nazis, the Russkoe Pole reports.

Hero of the Soviet Union, the head of the Soviet garrison in Berlin, Colonel General Nikolai Berzarin died in an accident on a central street in Berlin in June 1945. Thirty years later, he was posthumously awarded the title of Honorary Citizen of the German capital.

Russian ambassador to Germany Sergey Nechaev, the head of the Belarusian diplomatic mission Denis Sidorenko, the vice-president of the Berlin Chamber of Deputies Manuel Schmidt and other guests took in the commemorative events.

The guests praised the actions of Nikolai Berzarin as commandant of Berlin, who worked to restore the vital infrastructure of the city and provided Berliners with food. Thanks to Berzarin, schools and cultural institutions reopened in the post-war city.

The exhibition at the Russian House of Science and Culture in Berlin, dedicated to Nikolai Berzarin, will run until the end of September.

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