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At the honorary military burial in the town of Hustopeče, South Moravian Region, Czech Republic, a solemn ceremony was held to unveil new memorial plaques with the names of the buried Red Army soldiers. The opening is timed to the 76th anniversary of the liberation of the city by the Red Army. As a result of the conducted in 2020-2021. joint archival research work of employees of the Representative Office of the Ministry of Defense of Russia on the organization and conduct of military memorial work in the Czech Republic, employees of the Russian Embassy in the Czech Republic, Russian and Czech activists, 1872 names of soldiers and officers of the Red Army buried in the town of Gustopec in the fraternal and single. The works on the manufacture and placement of 12 granite slabs on the mass grave, as well as on the renovation of 101 single gravestones were carried out at the expense of the Russian Federation.

The ceremony was attended by the head of the Russian Defense Ministry’s representative office for military memorial work, the cultural attaché of the Russian Consulate General in the city of Brno, representatives of the administration and veteran organizations of the city of Hustopece, as well as local residents.

In her speech, the head of the city expressed gratitude to the Embassy of the Russian Federation and the Representative Office of the Ministry of Defense of Russia for military memorial work for the work done to establish the names of the victims and make memorial plates.

In the final part of the ceremony, the participants laid wreaths and flowers at the central monument of the military burial.

The honorary military grave in Hustopeč, one of 15 large military graves on the territory of the Czech Republic, it consists of 101 single and one mass graves. In total, 1875 soldiers and officers of the Red Army were buried here, who died during the liberation of the city and nearby settlements during the Bratislava-Brnovo offensive, whose remains were reburied from 54 settlements.

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