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Gennadiy Trukhanov: We do everything for Odessa defenders\' names were not forgotten

The work on searching remains of the participants of the heroic defense of Odessa continues. Picture story

On the initiative and with the support of Gennadiy Trukhanov the work on identifying and restoring the names in Odessa region as well as reburial of the remains of the participants of the heroic defense of Odessa lasts for more than 8 years. In 2009, it was created the project "Memory Watch", in which participants of the military-historical club "Martial Prowess" conduct search operations. For today it was found and reburied the remains of more than 300 of soldiers killed during the defense of Odessa.

Today, on May 5, 2015, the mayor of Odessa Gennadiy Trukhanov visited Belyaevsky district where are conducting search operations. It was the place near the village of Great Dalnik where was an important line during the 72-days defense of Odessa (1941). Approach avenues of the city were heroically defended from invaders by the soldiers of the 25th Chapayev Division, 7th cavalry and 265th corps artillery regiments. For the year (since the spring of 2014 to nowadays) were found the remains of more than 80 fighters. The reburial ceremony of the remains of the defenders of Odessa is scheduled for 7 and 8 of May 2015. As pointed the mayor of Odessa Gennadiy Trukhanov, there were found personal effects, ammunitions, and shells’ cases along with the remains of fighters. Now the breast badges identifying the remains to be searched.


 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 



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