MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
In Hungary, at the newly created war memorial in Kalocha, a ceremony of reburial of the remains of Soviet soldiers took place.
The ceremony was organized by the Hungarian Ministry of Defense, the Representative Office of the Russian Defense Ministry (for organizing and conducting military memorial work abroad) in Hungary and the local archdiocese.
On the Russian side, the ceremony was attended by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to Hungary E.A. Stanislavov, Head of the Representative Office of the Russian Ministry of Defense (for organizing and conducting military memorial work abroad) in Hungary Sh.Y. Mamasoliev, military and air attaché Of the Russian Federation in Hungary, Colonel O.A. Smirnov and other invited guests.
The Hungarian side was represented by the head of the cabinet of the Minister of Defense of Hungary, Colonel A. Y. Balog, the head of the Military History Institute and the Museum of the Ministry of Defense of Hungary, Colonel V. Kovach, the head of the department for the preservation of military memory and care of military graves, Colonel F. Papp, as well as representatives of the city authorities and the clergy.
“Today’s ceremony is the result of a long and painstaking work, during which Russian and Hungarian specialists demonstrated high professionalism, constructive approach and willingness to cooperate,” stressed Evgeny Stanislavov, opening the ceremony. The ambassador especially noted the atmosphere of respect and responsiveness that accompanied the joint work from the very beginning, and expressed special gratitude to all the participants in the construction of the military memorial.
The head of the Cabinet of the Minister of Defense of Hungary, Colonel A. Y. Balog, noted the importance of caring for military graves, which must be carried out on the principles of mutual respect for the memory of the fallen soldiers. The head of the cabinet stressed that at the moment Russian-Hungarian military memorial cooperation is at a high level, noting that mutual care for military graves is a guarantee of peace.
The rite of the church service for the dead Soviet soldiers in the Orthodox rite was performed by the rector of the Church of St. Sergius of Radonezh in Budapest, Mitred Archpriest John Kadar.
During the burial of the remains of the dead soldiers, a company of the guard of honor fired a three-time volley from small arms.
After the burial of the remains of the fallen soldiers, a ceremony of laying wreaths and flowers at the created military memorial took place.
The reburial ceremony took place with the participation of the Guard of Honor company of the Budapest military garrison and the Central Band of the Hungarian Armed Forces.
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