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Russians in Australia installed memorial plaques on graves of compatriots

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Russians in Australia installed memorial plaques on graves of compatriots


16.11.2020

Photo credit: unification.com.au

Five commemorative plaques appeared this year on the graves of Russian participants in the First World War as part of the Australian Army. Placards with inscriptions in Russian and English were installed on the graves of Russians at the Rookwood cemetery in Sydney with the participation of the Russian community, according to the Edinenie newspaper.

Rookwood Cemetery is the largest in the Southern Hemisphere, and many war veterans are buried there. The installation of memorial plaques on the graves of Russian soldiers of the Australian Army was the result of joint efforts of the cemetery management and representatives of the Russian community. In particular, a number of graves, which were in an unsatisfactory condition, were improved.

According to representatives of the Russian community, there are at least 15 graves of Russian soldiers who fought in the ranks of the Australian Army on Rookwood. As part of the ceremony, on the Day of Remembrance of the Fallen, wreaths were laid from the Union of Cossack Warriors of Russia and Abroad and from the Australian branch of the Two-Headed Eagle Society for Historical Education.

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