MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Commemorative events dedicated to the 35th anniversary of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant took place in Moscow and the Moscow region
On April 26, the annual events dedicated to the Day of Participants of Elimination of the Consequences of Radiation Accidents and Disasters and the memory of the victims of these accidents and disasters were held. They are organized by the EMERCOM of Russia jointly with the “Union” Chernobyl “of Russia” with the participation of other federal executive bodies.
In the morning in the Temple of the Smolensk Icon of the Mother of God in Fili-Davydkovo, a memorial service was held for the victims of radiation accidents and disasters. Employees, cadets and veterans of the Russian Emergencies Ministry gathered to pay tribute to the memory of the victims.
The victims of the tragic events at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant were also recalled at the Mitinskoye cemetery at the Memorial to the first victims of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster. A memorial rally was held here, in which the liquidators of the accident and their relatives, representatives of the Russian Emergencies Ministry, employees of other ministries and departments took part. The event began with a solemn laying of flowers at the Memorial.
The memorable rally was attended by Deputy Head of EMERCOM of Russia Pavel Baryshev, Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security Yuri Valyaev, First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Education and Science Gennady Onishchenko and other honored guests.
“In those days, I had to send the personnel of firefighters and rescuers to liquidate, to eliminate the accident that we did not know yet. To date, this disaster has already been sufficiently studied, but we still have a lot to learn about it,” said Pavel Baryshev.
At the end of the ceremony, a company of the EMERCOM of Russia honor guard marched along the main alley of the cemetery.
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