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In the village of Telman, Leningrad Region, specialists from a separate special battalion of the Western Military District (ZVO) will carry out search work at the site of fierce battles during the Great Patriotic War.

It is planned to start searching for the remains of soldiers and unexploded ordnance in April of this year – after the snow has completely melted and the soil has thawed. The events will involve up to 20 people.

“Our sacred duty is to find all the fallen defenders of the Motherland and bury them with military honors. In addition, the most important task is the safety of citizens. Unexploded shells pose a huge threat to their life and health,” said Colonel-General Alexander Zhuravlev, Commander of the Western Military District.

Search works include not only excavations. This is a complex of measures consisting of search expeditions, burial ceremonies of soldiers after the identification of the dead together with the internal affairs bodies, extraction, transportation and destruction of unexploded mines and shells.

In total, 194 military graves were discovered in 2021, of which more than 11,000 defenders of the Fatherland were identified and reburied, including the names of 524 soldiers as a result of search work on the ground. Data for 2953 people were transferred for the Book of Memory.

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