KURSK, August 21 (Itar-Tass) — On the eve of the 69th anniversary of the victory of the Red Army in the Battle of Kursk (August 23) the remains of 214 Soviet soldiers and civilians who died in the Great Patriotic War (of 1941-1945 of the USSR against Nazi Germany) will be solemnly reburied here on Tuesday. The ceremony will be held at the memorial to the victims of fascism in the Solyanka Park.
This year, the inter-regional search expedition Memory Watch took place in Kursk in the period from July 7 to 17. Taking part in the search work were more than 170 young people from Kursk, the Krasnoyarsk Territory, as well as the Astrakhan, Nizhny Novgorod and Sverdlovsk Regions. The tent camp of the search teams was set up in the village of Popovka of the Kursk district, and excavations were carried out in the territory of the 4th military station in Kursk, where the German concentration camp Stalag 308 VIII E was located, the regional public patriotic organisation Centre Search told Itar-Tass.
The burial service at the memorial will be held by the clergy of the Kursk Diocese and a memorial meeting will be held. The ceremony will be attended by the heads of the region, city, war veterans, participants in the Kursk battle, members of search teams.
During the time of the search expeditions the remains of 3.5 thousand Soviet soldiers and civilians have been found in Kursk, and all of them have been reburied in the Solyanka Park.