On August 8, in the Oleninsky district of the Tver region, the remains of seven Red Army soldiers who died during the Great Patriotic War were reburied. Earlier, they were discovered near the village of Young Tud in the Oleninsky District by specialists from the Ministry of Emergency Situations and pyrotechnics as part of a set of measures to neutralize explosives during the Great Patriotic War.
Governor Igor Rudenya considers preserving the memory of those who fell during the Great Patriotic War and the heroism of soldiers and officers to be an important area of patriotic education of the younger generation. Representatives of the search movement make a great contribution to the preservation of historical memory.
Now seven soldiers and officers of the Soviet Army are buried in a mass grave in the village. In this mass grave, 2 thousand soldiers, participants in the battles of 1942-1943, are already buried.
The solemn ceremony of reburial was attended by the leadership of the Ministry of Emergencies, veterans and the personnel of the combined detachment that worked in the region, cadets of the Academy of State Fire Service of the Ministry of Emergencies of Russia, residents of the Oleninsky municipal district.
“More than 75 years have passed since the end of the war, but many defenders of our homeland remain missing,” said Lieutenant General Igor Kutrovsky, director of the Department of Rescue Formations. – They fulfilled their task: they did not retreat, they did not betray, they gave their lives for us to live today. Now our task is to carry the memory of them through generations, through centuries. I’m sure everyone has their own account for this war. Our war with you is not over yet. Eternal glory to the heroes who gave their lives for the freedom and independence of our homeland.
The memory of the fallen soldiers was honored with a minute of silence, a memorial service was held. Then flowers and wreaths were laid at the mass grave.