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Estonian search teams handed over awards of Red Army soldier to Russian Embassy

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Estonian search teams handed over awards of Red Army soldier to Russian Embassy


27.10.2021

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The awards of Senior Lieutenant Nikolai Maksimov, discovered by Estonian search teams at the battle sites have been handed over to the Russian embassy. They will be sent to the relatives of the Red Army soldier in the Ulyanovsk region, Sputnik reports.

The "For Military Merit" and "For the Defense of Leningrad" medals were discovered near Narva, where bloody battles took place during the Great Patriotic War. The awards made it possible for the members of the Vironiya search association to identify their owner, Nikolai Maksimov, who died in 1944.

Russian Ambassador to Estonia Alexander Petrov thanked to the Vironiya search association for their noble activities and work to preserve historical memory. The diplomat assured that the embassy would continue to help the volunteers in establishing the names and destinies of the fallen heroes.

Earlier, numerous remains of Soviet soldiers who died in 1944 were discovered near Narva. In August, the remains of 133 soldiers of the Red Army were buried in the cemetery of Maardu.

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