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Monument to Soviet soldiers unveiled in Serbia after restoration

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Monument to Soviet soldiers unveiled in Serbia after restoration


05.10.2020

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The monument to Soviet soldiers who died during the liberation of Serbia from the Nazis was opened the day before, on October 4, TASS reports. The solemn ceremony took place after the completion of the restoration work in the town of Bochar, which is located in the municipality of Novi Becei.

The ceremony was timed to celebrate the anniversary of the liberation of the city on October 4, 1944. It was attended by Russian diplomats, government officials and local residents.

According to the head of the administration of the municipality, Sasha Maksimovich, one should not forget the exploits of the ancestors, Soviet soldiers and Serbian partisans who died in the fight against the enemy. This is the only way to prevent a repetition of the tragedy of the past.

Representatives of the Russian side expressed gratitude for the caring attitude to the memory of the liberators. Serbs and Russians fought together for freedom, and now the peoples of the two countries continue to cherish the memory of the victors.

The ceremony participants laid flowers at the monument, the anthems of both countries sounded. Pupils of the local school recited poetry in Russian, songs of the war years were sung by the opera singer Merima Negomir.

The names of two Red Army soldiers - Dmitry Autushenko and Nikolai Yampol are carved on the monument in Bochar. The monument was erected after the war in the very center of the city. The reconstruction of the monument and the improvement of the territory were carried out with the assistance of Gazstroyprom and with the participation of local authorities.

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