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February 21, 2022, 16:33

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Specialists will inspect the burner igniters and, if necessary, replace parts.

Before Defender of the Fatherland Day, the Eternal Flame will be held in the Alexander Garden. This was announced by the Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Housing and Communal Services and Improvement Petr Biryukov.

“Today at 21:00, the traditional pre-holiday prevention of the Eternal Flame will begin at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the Alexander Garden,” the Deputy Mayor noted. – For the first time, the sacred fire was lit there on May 8, 1967, and for almost 55 years he has been at a combat post. The memorial is equipped with a triple redundancy system, so neither rain, nor snow, nor wind will ever be able to extinguish the flame.”

The work will take approximately 40 minutes. The star from the memorial complex will be lifted and put aside, each of the three igniters of the burner will be carefully checked, and the platinum coil will be replaced if necessary.

“For the duration of the work, the sacred flame is transferred by a special torch to a temporary burner, which is an exact reduced copy of the main one,” said Petr Biryukov. “After the preventive measures are completed, he is returned to the star.”

He added that the work of the Eternal Flame around the clock control gas industry specialists. It is inspected daily, maintenance is carried out once a month and additionally before the holidays – Defender of the Fatherland Day and Victory Day.

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