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On January 17 in the Central Museum of the Armed forces of the Russian Federation held a solemn transfer of the storage pouch of earth from the burial sites of Soviet soldiers in Austria, Italy, Moldova, Croatia, Netherlands, Romania. Only on the territory of these countries has more than 535 graves of Soviet soldiers, in which are buried more than 172 000 Soviet soldiers.

The ceremony was attended by Deputy Minister of defence of the Russian Federation — chief military-political control of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Colonel-General Andrei Kartapolov, the veterans of the great Patriotic war, the inspectors of the office of inspector General of the Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation, yunarmeytsy, Moscow cadets, cadets of the Military University of the Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation.

In the future, the pouches with the earth placed in the casings of artillery shells and set in the Main temple of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in the branch of the Central Museum of the armed forces of the Russian Federation “Road memory”. Delivery and placement of the shell casings from the ground and water will be completed for the 75th anniversary of the great Victory.

All-Russian military-Patriotic action “a Handful of memory” was launched on 22 June 2019. The defense Ministry has already received the land with mass graves of Soviet soldiers from Azerbaijan, Spain, China, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Serbia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Sweden, Finland, Japan and other countries.

It is planned to bring the earth from more than 40 countries – the most distant corners of the world. Currently, more than 30 countries have hosted the ceremony for the removal of the earth. In addition, the earth has collected more than 15 thousand burial places on the territory of Russia.


In the branch of the Central Armed Forces Museum “Road of memory” will be placed historical exhibits of the great Patriotic war including photographs, documents, awards, weapons, personal belongings of soldiers and officers.

Central is a unique multimedia gallery “Road memory”. As part of its exposure will create a single data set with data on all participants of the great Patriotic war. The grandiose project “the Road of memory” will combine tens of millions of photos of veterans and employees of defense enterprises, the guerrillas and the residents of besieged Leningrad, employees of institutions of culture and war correspondents.

To the special project could take part everyone, on the website of the Russian defense Ministry launched the category of “memory Road” where anyone can upload photos and information about their relatives – participants of the great Patriotic war, fought at the front or worked in the rear that will be included in the multimedia gallery “Road memory”.

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