In the Volgograd region reburied the remains of 60 of the defenders of Stalingrad. They were found by search parties, “the Obelisk” and “the don line”, reports TASS with reference to the Deputy head Surovikinskom district Tatiana Pankov.
The reburial took place near the monument “to Defenders of the earth of Stalingrad” in a mass grave near the town of Surovikino. For the first time in the performance of military ritual was not rifle-shots in honor of the fallen heroes, and triple salvo of artillery with blank charges gun ZIS-2 during the great Patriotic war.
It is noted that the reburial ceremony was attended by about 200 people – youth, veterans, the public, local activists of the search movement and the members of the two search groups coming from the Republic of Tatarstan.
In just the last year and a half on site Surovikinskom district was found and raised the remains of 64-died in the battle of Stalingrad. The names of the four were identified and returned to family members in other regions of the country. Just mass graves at the monument to “Defenders of the earth Stalingrad” for the past 13 years reburied the remains of about 900 red army soldiers who died in the battle of Stalingrad, discovered and raised by members of search groups.
We will remind, on the territory of modern Volgograd region from July 1942 to February 1943 took place the battle of Stalingrad. Historians call this battle the bloodiest in human history: the losses of both sides in this battle exceeded two million people.