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Servicemen of the Northern Fleet will pay military honors during the reburial of the remains of the Red Army soldier Maria Stepyreva, born in 1920, who died of wounds at the end of 1944. A single burial, where the defender of the Soviet Arctic was buried during the Great Patriotic War, was discovered this summer by Murmansk searchers on the Rybachy Peninsula.

The burial was partially destroyed due to the natural landslide of the soil, which was formed as a result of its systematic erosion by rain and melt water.

Based on the current legislation on perpetuating the memory of those killed in the defense of the Fatherland in order to avoid further destruction of the burial and due to the impossibility of its restoration on the spot, the administration of the Pechenga District and the military commissariat of the Murmansk region decided to transfer the remains of Maria Stepyreva to the Vaida-Guba memorial.

Red Army soldier Stepyreva Maria Vasilievna, born in 1920, a native of the village of Vystavka, Kotlassky district of the Arkhangelsk region

Based on the information collected, it was established that the burial belongs to the Red Army soldier Stepyreva Maria Vasilyevna, who died of wounds no later than 12/29/1944 and was buried in the hospital in the immediate vicinity of the road to Vaida-Guba (Vaitalahti).

The commissariat of the Murmansk region conducted a search for possible relatives, but it did not give any result. As it turned out, the husband of Maria Vasilyevna Stepyreva (to whom the funeral was addressed) also disappeared without a trace and the funeral remained unclaimed.

The solemn reburial will take place with the observance of all the proper honors.

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