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In the Kemerovo region, the remains of the Red Army soldier Grigory Vasilyevich Simonov and Vasily Alexandrovich Rodionov, who died in the Great Patriotic War, were reburied with honors.

The ceremony of reburial of the remains of Soviet soldiers took place at the cemeteries of the villages of Blagoveshchenka in the Mariinsky municipal district and the village of Ust-Serta in the Chebulinsky municipal district.

The remains of the Red Army soldiers were found by the search group “Kursk Bulge” of the Kursk branch of the Russian Geographical Society in May 2020 on the territory of the Kastorensky district of the Kursk region. The names of the soldiers were established by the inserts of the soldiers’ medallions. The remains were delivered to their small homeland as part of the implementation of the All-Russian project “The Way Home”.

The mourning ceremony was attended by representatives of the military commissariat of the city of Mariinsk, the Mariinsky and Chebulinsky districts of the Kemerovo region, representatives of the administration of municipalities and relatives of the Red Army soldiers, as well as Kuzbass searchers and local residents.

Simonov Grigory Vasilyevich was born in 1923 in the village of Oboyanovka, Mariinsky district. Drafted to the front on December 20, 1941, in the summer of 1942 he disappeared without a trace.

Rodionov Vasily Alexandrovich was born in 1923 in the village of Ust-Serta. Drafted to the front on August 14, 1942. According to the memories preserved in the family after sending to the front, there were no letters from Vasily. Only one letter came from a colleague of Vasily, in which it was reported that they were sent by train to the front, to the army. In the databases of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, Vasily Alexandrovich was listed as missing.

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