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Employees of the Russian Ministry of Defense for organizing and conducting military memorial work at the Russian Embassy in the Czech Republic organized an online working meeting of representatives of military historical search associations and activists participating in archival research work to clarify the names and search for relatives of the Red Army soldiers buried in the Czech Republic. The videoconference was attended by representatives of diplomatic missions of Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Armenia, the chairman of the public organization International Cultural Institute “Klyuch”, members of the Youth and Children’s Diplomacy Club in the Czech Republic, teachers and students of the secondary school at the Russian Embassy in the Czech Republic, the Military Training Center at MAI , Moscow Higher Combined Arms Command School, representatives of the All-Russian Children’s Center “Orlyonok”, public organizations and educational institutions of Russia and the CIS countries, Russian documentary filmmakers.

During the meeting, the results of work for 2020 were summed up and plans for joint activities for 2021 were discussed. A. Tryakin, First Secretary of the Russian Embassy in the Czech Republic, thanked the participants in the archival research work carried out on the burials of Red Army soldiers in the cities of Prague, Brno, Bruntal, Hustopece, Olomouc. Particularly distinguished participants were marked by the thanks of the Ambassador of Russia to the Czech Republic A.V. Zmeevsky.

This year, the archival research work will be aimed at establishing the names and clarifying the personal data of the Red Army soldiers buried at memorial complexes in the cities of Gluchin, Hodonin, Opava, Ostrava, as well as searching for information about Soviet prisoners of war who died in various working teams of the Stalag IVC camp ” Vystrits “. In addition, with public organizations from Belarus and Kazakhstan, as well as educational institutions from Tatarstan and the Perm Territory, they discussed the implementation of the “Great-grandchildren of the Liberators” project aimed at finding relatives of the soldiers buried in the Czech Republic, whose names could be identified.

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