Latvia: 245 Soviet Army soldiers laid to rest in Ropazi, Latvia

According to Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Latvia, Evgeny Lukyanov, «today, 240 soldiers of the Soviet army found rest,» in Ropazi on Saturday. «There was an annual reburial of the remains of fighters of the Soviet Red Army, who had been found in the city of Latvia over the past year,» a member of the search group of the Red Army... Еще, Alexei Mishin added. Previously, it has been reported that the remains of over 145 Soviet soldiers have been found in the Saldus Region during the repair of the road. The remains of the militants killed in February 1945, during the fighting in the Kurland Kettle, have been raised over the course of one day. The remains were accidentally found by road builders during the reconstruction. «245 soldiers were buried, eight of which were identified,» Mishin stated. Previously, 101 soldiers of the Russian Imperial Army were reburied with military honours during the 101st anniversary of the famous Christmas battles on Machine Gun Hill in January. Their remains were raised by the participants of Latvian search groups Legenda, Ordenis and Venta.

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