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Four defenders of the Fatherland were raised by DOSAAF search engines of the Kaluga region. At the memorial meeting and at all stages of the memorial ritual ceremony, the defense organization was represented by the acting chairman of the regional branch of DOSAAF Sergey Kuzminsky, his deputy Viktor Drozdov, chairman of the local branch of DOSAAF Obninsk Igor Polukhin, commander of the search youth association “Memory” of the DOSAAF Kaluga region Vitaly Yudin with search engines associations.

The remains of the defenders of Moscow were found by Kaluga search engines during search expeditions in the Maloyaroslavets district. The territory of the region was the main line of further resistance to the enemy and was defined as the Mozhaisk line of defense, which included the Volokolamsky, Mozhaisky, Maloyaroslavetsky and Kaluga fortified regions.

Of the 11 soldiers, only one was identified by a note in a mortal medallion. Thanks to the close interaction of the search youth association “Memory” of the DOSAAF of the Kaluga region with the laboratory “Soldier Medallion”, it was possible to read the note, which was completed 80 years ago by Andrei Fedorovich Ermakov, born in 1901, a native of the Moscow region. All these years, the fighter was considered missing.

The grandson and great-granddaughter of Andrei Fedorovich Ermakov came to the reburial ceremony. The commander of the search youth association “Memory” Vitaly Yudin prepared and handed over to relatives artifacts, an album with photographs of the place of death of the defenders of the Fatherland and a book dedicated to the search engines DOSAAF of the Kaluga region. The relic will now be kept in their family.

Vladimir Zimin, the grandson of the militia soldier Ermakov, said: “Grandma, mother, mother’s sister — everyone was waiting for him, waiting for his grandmother to say, at least he sent a message from somewhere. But they didn’t wait. And I had to experience this pleasure. At least some, but my grandfather sent a message. Many thanks to the Kaluga search engines who are engaged in this business. They are doing a great job. “

According to Christian tradition, the priest performed the funeral rite. The memory of the victims was honored with a minute of silence. Now the remains of 506 soldiers of the Red Army are buried on the Field of Memory, and flowers and wreaths have been laid to the new mass grave.

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