Brussels honours the memory of Soviet soldiers and Belgian soldiers of the Resistance​ on the Great Victory Day

BRUXELLES, May 9, 2019 - On the occasion of the 74th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War, the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Belgium took part in a solemn ceremony of laying wreaths at monuments to Soviet soldiers who fell for the liberation of Belgium, and participants of the Belgian Resistance.

The memorial ceremony was held at the Brussels cemetery in the commune of Ever. The event was attended by ambassadors and diplomats of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, China, USA, Cuba, Hungary, Mongolia, Serbia and a number of other countries, as well as representatives of the administration of the city of Brussels, veterans and public organizations.

In 46 cemeteries of Belgium, there are 320 Soviet citizens buried, mostly prisoners of war, who during the war were taken to work in the coal mines of Wallonia. Many of them fled from captivity and joined the forces of the Belgian Resistance. On September 14, 1944, the Belgian city of Bray was liberated by the Soviet Resistance Brigade "For the Motherland" under the command of Lieutenant Colonel of the Red Army Konstantin Shukshin.

Created at : 9.05.2019, 16:25, Updated at : 9.05.2019, 16:25